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Marel Makes “Historic” Agreement with Labor Union

Iceland-based Marel Food Systems introduced a framework agreement with the Icelandic Confederation of Labor (ASÍ) yesterday about members of labor unions being able to receive ten to 40 percent of their salaries in euros.

“A historic agreement,” Gudmundur S. Gudmundsson, Marel’s head shop steward, told Fréttabladid. “Marel is the first company in Iceland to make a framework agreement in cooperation with the labor union.”

The agreement includes that an employee who has worked at Marel for six months can request to receive a portion of his or her salary in euros and the company is obligated to grant the employee’s wish within 40 days. The employee can choose how high a percentage of his or her salary should be paid in euors, between 10 and 40 percent.

Gudmundsson said Marel’s employees are very interested in taking advantage of this new opportunity.

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