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Viska – Uni­on

Viska - Union is a powerful trade union that provides personal service and oversees drawing up collective agreements. The association is a member of BHM (Confederation of University Graduates) and members of the association benefit from membership of the BHM funds.

We are working on a full version of Viska's website in English and Polish.

General information

The role of Viska is to be in charge of its members when making collective agreements and when decisions are in some way related to their benefits. Those who have completed a BA or BS degree or equivalent from a recognized university can become full members.

The union provides a variety of services that members can apply for at the union's office. These services include terms and rights, interpretation of wage agreements, resolution of disputes related to work, negotiation and support for retirement. 

Regarding wage agreements, common questions include whether payments are being made in accordance with the correct wage rate and about rights related to illness and leave. The Viska office can assist with the calculation of the correct salary and collection, if necessary. Upon request, the Viska office can also provide legal advice on matters that fall within a trade union's scope. The Viska office can also provide members with instructions regarding job searching and guidance on registering for unemployment.

Viska belongs to the Icelandic Confederation of University Graduates (BHM) and members have access to various grants and benefits related to BHM. For example, regarding financial assistance for health care or long-term absence from work due to illness. BHM also runs funds that support vocational and continuing education. Finally, members of Viska enjoy membership to the BHM Vacation Fund, which offers, for example, the possibility of booking holiday houses and other benefits and discounts related to vacation and travel. 

If you would like to apply for membership to Viska, you can submit a membership applicationhere on the web.

The union runs a service office at Borgartún 6 in Reykjavík, which handles all daily administration. There you will find consultants who can guide members in matters that arise and are related to a person's work.

You can send the office a written inquiry for general questions or create a formal service requestfor extensive or sensitive matters. You can also book a call with a consultant.

In addition, you can call 595 5165 or visit Borgartún 6 every working day from 9-12 and 13-16 (Fridays from 9-12).