Are wage increases hurting the Icelandic economy?
et’s start by going over a few facts. Facts that seem to be confusing to newly elected MPs from the Independence Party and company executives, as well as the Governor of the Central Bank, the Chamber of Commerce and SA (Confederation of Icelandic Employers).
Trust and fulfilling promises is the key to labour market co-operation
At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce on 18. November, Ragnar Þór Ingólfsson, the President of VR, had some harsh words of criticism regarding the decision of the Central Bank of Iceland to raise the interest rate.
Third shift – Lunch lecture and course!
In connection with VR's campaign on the third shift - the mental workload, we offer members an online lunch lecture and an online course on the subject.
Let’s do the third shift together!
VR is currently launching a campaign on the concept of the third shift and the mental strain that comes with it. But what is the third shift, and why is VR shining a spotlight on it?
VR now collaborating with 1819 Torgið
Using modern technology, VR members can now easily access various offers and discounts. All offers are now at hand, on your smartphone.
VR offices close at 12:00 noon today
All VR offices close at 12:00 noon today, Thursday 7. October 2021 due to a staff training day.
VR offers members online academic and career counseling in September
The job market is developing fast these days so now could be a good time slow down and take control of your career development.
VR invites you to visit Árbæjarsafn
On January 27, 1891, the Reykjavík Union of Commerce, VR, was founded at a meeting in the restaurant Hermes at Lækjargata. The building is now located at Árbæjarsafn. This year, VR celebrates its 130th anniversary.
Login to My Pages is currently down
UPDATE: The problem has been fixed and VR´s My Pages are up and running again. Login to My Pages is currently down. Repairs are under way. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Online lunch lecture - Do you want to start studying?
Are you currently at a crossroads? Would you like to start studying but not sure where to start? VR offers an interesting online lunch lecture, Thursday 3 June from 12 pm to 1 pm.
From the VR board on vaccination priorities
The VR board welcomes the lifting of the masks mandate in stores, and elsewhere, but would like to remind everyone that a large proportion of retail staff are young people who are still unvaccinated and are therefore once again put in the position of being most at risk of infection of Covid-19.
Don’t forget your holiday bonus
In 2021 the holiday bonus for VR members is ISK 52,000 for those working a full-time job, and is to be paid out on June 1st. A full-time job is 45 weeks worked in 100% work excluding holiday time during the holiday reference year from 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021.