Employment rights

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Employment rights are regulated by law or specified in the contract with the employer.


Most employees in the Faroe Islands are members of a trade union. Trade unions have extensive rights in respect of negotiations with employers and their organisations.


Central wage contracts are made between trade unions and employer organisations.


Trade unions also maintain the professional interests of their members at their place of work.


The main trade unions for researchers are:


Faroese Union of Academics (in Faroese)

Faroese Union of Economists and Legal Advisors (in Faroese)