There are three subdivisions within VR, in East Iceland, South Iceland, and in Vestmannaeyjar. The role of a subdivision includes involvement in the common interests of employees within sectors/industries/regions, encouraging their education, and addressing employment terms issues
The Council of Representatives
The role of the Council of Representatives is defined in Article 14 of the union’s laws. The Council of Representatives shall advise the union's Board regarding various larger issues that arise in the union's operations.
Shop stewards are contact persons between VR and the employer for the benefit of employees. The role of the shop steward is to be available to their colleagues, smooth communications with employers, communicate information and monitor that contracts are upheld in the workplace and that laws on the rights of employees are not violated.