Today, October 24th, is our day. Women's Day Off (ísl. Kvennafrídagurinn) was held for the first time in 1975 when tens of thousands of women left their jobs, making their voices heard and capturing global attention.
Women at VR offices are going on strike
Dear VR members, please note that due to a women's strike tomorrow, Tuesday, 24th of October 2023, VR services will be limited when women at VR offices go on strike.
The 33rd congress of the Commercial Federation of Iceland opened this morning
The 33rd congress of the Commercial Federation of Iceland, LÍV, opened at Hotel Selfoss this morning, Thursday, October 19th, 2023, and concludes Friday, October 20th.
Nobel in Economics Awarded for Studying Women in the Work Force
Claudia Goldin received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences yesterday, on 9 October 2023. Goldin is a professor of economics at Harvard and is the third woman to receive a Nobel prize in economics since it was first awarded in 1969
VR encourages you to participate!
A women‘s strike has been called on 24 October 2023 under the banner You call this equality? VR encourages its members to participate in the fight for equal rights on this day.
Don't miss the online lunch lecture on Thursday!
VR invites all members to an interesting lunch lecture on Thursday, October 5th, at 12:00 PM, titled 'Shortening of the Workweek.' In this lecture, Victor Karl Magnússon, a specialist in research and analysis at VR, will discuss the reasons why VR demands a 32-hour workweek without a reduction in wages.
What is your digital competence?
On stafraenhaefni.is you can take a self-assessment test that gives you an idea of what your digital competence is and compares it to others in your profession.
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.