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VR union meeting
VR's union members meeting will be streamed online on Thursday, September 21 at 18:30.
Blow to families and a setback in the fight for equality - resolution of the board of VR regarding changes in preschool matters in Kópavogur
The Board of VR strongly criticizes the changes in preschool matters in the municipality of Kópavogur, which will adversely affect the income of families and could move the fight for equality back many years.
VR stops doing business with Íslandsbanki
VR's Board has decided to cut business ties with Íslandsbanki and seek offers for the union´s business and services from other financial institutions.
Construction of VR housing launched
The chairman of VR, Ragnar Þór Ingólfsson, and the mayor of Reykjavík, Dagur B. Eggertsson, formally launched the construction of new VR apartment buildings on the union‘s site in Úlfarsárdalur today, Thursday 10 August. This marks the beginning of a long-awaited construction of rental housing for members. An important day in the fight for a fair rental market, said the chairman of VR on the occasion.
Happy Commerce Day!
Commerce Day is a major public holiday, meaning that there is no obligation to work but employees should still be paid their fixed and regular wages for the day.
Statement from the board of VR regarding the privatization of Íslandsbanki
The board of VR believes the ongoing privatization of Íslandsbanki to be an indictment of those involved in the process. The Icelandic government decided to sell its shares in Íslandsbanki against the public’s will and is ultimately responsible for the result.
VR web chat well received
VR launched a web chat on its website, vr.is, earlier this year. This new service has been extremely well received by members, the chat has seen over 1900 inquiries since it opened.
The Nordic Capital Conference for Commercial Unions
The Nordic Captial Conference for Commercial Unions finished today, on Thursday, June 8th. The conference is an annual event which rotates between Nordic capitals and this year it was VR‘s turn to host. Approximately 25 delegates from commercial unions in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm attended the conference in Reykjavík and visited VR‘s offices during the two-day even
New chairman of VR subdivision in South Iceland
Kolbrún Júlía Erlendsdóttir was elected chairman of VR‘s subdivision in South Iceland on May 31st 2023, at the division‘s annual general meeting. Kolbrún has worked for VR since 2017, first in workplace inspection and then in the union‘s Department of Employment Terms.
The VR camping site is now open
The VR camping site in Miðhúsaskógur is now open. Members book a camping space on VR´s Holiday website (Orlofsvefur VR), where you can also see a map of the area. Each camping space is numbered, look for Tjaldstæði in the list.