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Twenty Percent Too Tired after Work

Roughly 20 percent of women and 14 percent of men said they were too tired at the end of the working today to do anything, according to the annual salary survey of Icelandic VR commercial and office workers’ union published yesterday.

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According to the study, the average working week among members is 43.5 hours, slightly above a full 40 hour working week. Overall men work an average of three hours longer than women.

The gender wage gap is currently 15.4 percent, down five percent from 2000. Salaries of VR members have increased by roughly 7 percent from January 2012 to January 2013. The average base salary as of January 2013 is ISK 473,000 (USD 3,900, EUR 2,940) per month and the full salary ISK 507,000 (USD 4,185, EUR 3,150).

Around 46 percent of members said they were happy with their working conditions while roughly 60 percent said that the workload had increased since last year.


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