Please note that this information is based on the Collective Agreement between VR and The Confederation of Icelandic Employers (Samtök atvinnulífsins, SA).
This is a translation only, in matters of dispute, please refer to the original in Icelandic. For further assistance, please contact VR's Service center, tel.: 510 1700 or by emailing us, email@example.com.
Collective agreement 2016
The agreement between member organizations of ASÍ and SA was signed 21 January 2016 and put to a vote among ASI´s member organizations, including VR, in February 2016.
Wage agreements between employer and employee shall reflect the employee’s work contribution, competence, educational qualifications and skills, and also the nature of the job and the responsibility it involves.
December & holiday bonuses
The December bonus for 2017 based on full-time employment, shall be ISK 86.000. Holiday bonus for 2018, based on full-time employment, shall be ISK 48.000. Holiday and December bonus entitlement earned during maternity/paternity leave.
Daytime work of shop workers. Daytime work of office workers and salesmen. After-hours work, overtime and work on major public holidays.
Meal & coffee breaks
Meal breaks/Coffee breaks. Meal and coffee breaks outside the daytime work period. Other meal and coffee breaks. Meal and coffee breaks on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Minimum annual holiday shall be 24 working days. Annual holiday pay shall be 10.17% of all wage payments, whether at daytime, after-hours or overtime rates.
Wages during absence due to illness and accidents
Wages during absence due to illness and accidents in the first year. Wages in cases of illness and accidents after one year. Medical certificates. Children’s illnesses and leave due to circumstances beyond the individual’s control.