History

From state mediators
to the State Conciliation and Mediation Officer

Established in 1980, the history of the Office of the State Conciliation and Mediation Officer spans more than 40 years. Before that time, beginning in 1926, a succession of state mediators fulfilled this function. The first appointed was Björn Þórðarson who held the position until 1942. He was followed by Jónatan Hallvarðsson, in office until 1945, and finally Torfi Hjartarson who took over that year and served until the establishment of the Office of the State Conciliation and Mediation Officer (SCMO) in 1980.

 

Since 1938
a brief overview 

2020

AÐALSTEINN LEIFSSON APPOINTED SCMO

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2020

BETTER WORKING HOURS – A COUNTRYWIDE PROJECT RUN FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SCMO

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2019

THE COMMITTEE ON LABOUR MARKET STATISTICS – HOUSED AT THE OFFICE OF THE SCMO

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2017

ASSISTANT MEDIATORS SELECTED AND ON CALL

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2015

BRYNDÍS HLÖÐVERSDÓTTIR APPOINTED SCMO

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2008

MAGNÚS PÉTURSSON APPOINTED SCMO

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2007

TRAINING OFFERED TO THE NEGOTIATING PARTIES FOR THE FIRST TIME

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2003

ÁSMUNDUR STEFÁNSSON APPOINTED SCMO

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2001

THE OFFICE OF THE SCMO BECOMES A CENTRE FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

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2000

NEW OFFICES IN BORGARTÚN 21

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1996

THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUBMISSION OF NEGOTIATION PLANS MANDATED BY LAW

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1994

ÞÓRIR EINARSSON APPOINTED SCMO

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1990

THE NATIONAL RECONCILIATION AGREEMENTS

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1980

THE SCMO TAKES OFFICE

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1980

GUÐLAUGUR ÞORVALDSSON APPOINTED SCMO

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1938

LEGISLATION, ACT NO 80/1938

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