Denmark - Ballot in favour of main collective agreements - April 21, 2010

The ballot concerning the main private sector collective agreements, covering about 240,000 employees in manufacturing, transport, construction and other sectors,  has ended up in a clear ‘Yes’, with overall 64% of unionists in favour. This implies that the agreements will enter into force retroactively from 1 March 2010, lasting until 1 March 2012. The agreements will provide minimum pay increases of 1.2% in 2010 and 1.8% in 2011, though the actual wage formation on top of these amounts will be realised in decentralized local negotiations, normally once a year, depending on initiatives of the local shop stewards (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 February 2010).

English: message of EUCOBAN network of EMF / EFFAT / ETUF-TCL / EMCEF;

Danish: http://www.foa.dk/Forbund/Presse.aspx?newsid={EFF117AC-8F42-4802-A238-7EDFA503DD14}


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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