on Labour Market Statistics
The Committee is a cooperative body set up for the purpose of compiling statistics to be used in collective bargaining. Set up by the Icelandic government, local authorities and the social partners represented by the labour and employers’ confederations, it began its work in December 2019. The Committee is composed of representatives of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, the Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ), the Icelandic Confederation of University Graduates (BHM), the Icelandic Teachers’ Union (KÍ), the Association of Local Authorities in Iceland, SA Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise, and Statistics Iceland.
Through the work of the Committee, the labour market confederations, the government and the local authorities aim to cooperate on the production and use of statistics on wages and the economy to be used as an aid in the preparation and follow-up of collective agreements. The purpose of the Committee is to help the parties to the agreement to reach a common understanding of the nature, characteristics and evolution of statistics relevant to collective bargaining.
The Office of the State Conciliation and Mediation Officer provides the Committee with work and meeting facilities.
The National Statistical Institute of Iceland
Statistics Iceland, founded in 1914, is the centre for official statistics in Iceland and has the leading role in the organisation, coordination and conduct thereof. Statistics Iceland collects, processes and disseminates data on the economy and society.
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