VR supports the Pieta Association
VR has agreed a grant of 6 million ISK to the Pieta Association for research on suicides in Iceland. The concequences of suicides and suicide attempts are not limited to the physical injury or death of the individuals involved. Suicidal behavior inevitably also has serious mental, social and even physical effects on friends and family, and such effects can last for years or even decades.
Candidates for chairman and Board of VR
The nomination deadline for the election of the chairman and the Board of VR expired at noon today, February 6, 2023.
Statement from the Board of VR union
VR criticizes the intervention of the State Conciliation and Mediation Officer in the wage dispute between Efling union and the Confederation of Icelandic Employers (SA).
Do you want to be part of VR’s leadership?
According to Article 20. of VR’s laws the union’s Election Committee advertises for individual candidacies for the position of chairman and for the union's Board and for electoral lists to VR's Consultative Council.
Is your company participating in Company of the Year?
The Company of the Year survey is conducted annually among all members of VR. Companies can offer participation to employees who are not members of VR and thus ensure that all employees, regardless of union membership, have the opportunity to participate and express their views on management and the working environment
The Third Shift selected word of the year 2022
Recently, RÚV chose the third shift as the word of the year 2022 at RÚV´s cultural awards. The word of the year is elected by RÚV´s readers. The results were quite decisive, but the third shift received a third of the votes in an online election, or twice as many votes as the words that followed.
FAQ‘s on important issues of the new Collective Wage agreement
VR has published a frequently asked questions section on VR's webpage on the three main issues of the new Collective Wage Agreement; vacation rights, sickness rights and termination of employment.
Do you want to contribute to our work at VR?
VR's List Composition Committee is seeking candidates for VR's Consultative Council. Those who are interested can apply by sending a message to the email address email@example.com before 12:00 noon on 20 January 2023.
VR builds rental apartments for members
VR and Icelandic building company ÍAV have signed a cooperation agreement for the development and construction of rental apartments on VR's constuction site in Úlfarsárdalur. A total of 36 apartments will be built in two apartment buildings for rent by VR members.
Slower web due to holiday cottage bookings
VR members please note that we expect a slower web and telephone service from 7pm to 8pm today, 9 January when we open for holiday cottage bookings for the summer 2023.
Booking VR holiday cottages for 2023
We want to remind VR members that in order to book our holiday cottages you must first log into My pages, either with Íslykill or other digital certificates. VR holiday cottage bookings for the year 2023 and until mid-year 2024 will commence on these dates:
Labour Court win for VR
The termination of VR´s shop steward at Efling union in April of last year was illegal according to the Icelandic Labour Court, which handed down its judgement yesterday, 3 January, 2023. VR welcomes the court‘s judgement which better clarifies the position of shop stewards.