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What is the hourly pay?

As of 1 May 2022, the wage is DKK 140,30.

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How do I register?

To become a member of the Faroese Worker´s union, you just need to fill out the form here

What if I need legal help?

As a member of the Faroese Workers Union, you will receive free legal and judicial help. Every Thursday between 14 and 16, you can contact the union’s lawyer directly on tel 312101 and the lawyer advises you on any legal matter. Your are also welcome to contact the union on tel 312101.

What if I become unemployed?

If you become unemployed, you have the right to receive unemployment benefits from the employment service (ALS) if you are a resident and have a permanent work permit. The unemployment benefit is calculated from you income 12 months prior to you termination. You can read about the terms and conditions at ALS 

I have no employment contract?

When you get a new job, which lasts for longer than one month and which carries with it an average of more than eight hours a week, the employer must give you a contract of employment.

An employer who does not provide his or her workers with a contract of employment can be judged to pay up to 13 week’s pay, and 20 weeks if the breach of the worker’s rights is particularly severe.

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Do I have the right to maternity/paternity leave?

If you have a child, you have the right to stay at home with the child for 52 weeks. The Maternity office only pays maternity benefit for 46 weeks after the birth of the child. The mother has a right to maternity benefit for the first 14 weeks after the birth of the child while the father/co-mother has a right to 4 weeks after the birth of the child. In addition to that, the parents have a right to maternity benefit for 26 weeks that they can divide between themselves.

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What if I become sick?

If you become sick, it is possible to receive money from the social agency through the sickness benefit system. The payment is 100% of your work income, however no more than 80% of a worker’s wage. The benefit is normally calculated as the average income the last 5 weeks before the notification of illness.

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I am new to the Faroe Islands

If you would like to find out more information on being new to the Faroes, as well as others, please find the links below - they will direct you to the Immigration Office´s webpage. In their handbook, you can read all about being new to the Faroe Islands and about the Faroese authorities.

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We here at Føroya Arbeiðarafelag (Fhe Faroese Workers Union) are here at your service, If you have other questions your welcome to contact us via email or give us a call (+298) 312101. Below you can also find our adress and a contact formula.    

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