Know your rights in December
For you who work in shops and retail the busiest time of the year is coming. We would therefore like to remind all employees of their rights and obligations:
Special support loans for Icelandic households
As we have written here on the VR web, Icelandic households have lagged behind in the government's help efforts in the wake of the Covid epidemic. The households have largely paid for their own aid themselves by tapping into their personal pension savings. VR has p
Households left behind in governmental support
The Icelandic government has in recent months introduced measures amounting to ISK 340 billion to counter the effects of the Covid epidemic.
The VR camping site closes on 14. September
VR's great camping site at Miðhúsaskógur will close from Monday 14. September, so now is your last chance to enjoy staying there this year.
VR‘s reception closed due to COVID-19
The reception of VR union will be closed from Friday, July 31. This is due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in Iceland and while this is being contained VR will only offer members services remotely. This is done in the interest of members‘ wellbeing.
Keep your rights!
There is a lot to think about when you lose your job and it can be very important to keep paying membership fees to VR to preserve rights, e.g. in the vocational fund and the sick pay fund. To continue payments to VR, a certain box needs to be filled out with VR in the application for unemployment benefits.
Did you just lose your job? Micro-course on our web
VR members now have the opportunity to watch a 90 minute micro-course on our web, a course designed for those who have been laid off by their employer. The course will be available until September 30 on My pages on vr.is and is with English subtitles.
VR´s Annual General Meeting
VR's Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The board’s annual report was read and the annual accounts submitted for approval. VR’s earnings increase by ISK 552 million from the year before, with operating revenues totaling ISK 4.5 billion and operating expenses at ISK 4.7 billion and revenues at the disposal of ISK 927 million.
Remember your wages should increase in next month‘s wage payment
According to VR´s collective agreements, wage increases took effect from April 1st. For those who are paid according to the VR pay scales the increase is 24.000 ISK pr. month while general wages shall increase by 18.000 ISK
VRs holiday cottages and rental apartments will be closed until the end of ban on gatherings
Due to the recommendations from the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (Almannavarnir), VR will close all the union´s holiday cottages and rental apartments until the ban on gatherings has been lifted on May 4th. Bookings will reopen on May 5th.
Annual deposit into the VR Contingency fund is temporarily suspended
The VR Annual General Meeting was held yesterday at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica in accordance with our laws.