Denmark - Flat-rate claim to protect low-paid workers - September 22, 2010

The public services union FOA is arguing for a flat-rate pay claim in the next municipal sector negotiations. The current three-year agreement expires by the end of March 2011. The union points out that the bargaining environment is currently quite tough, with the government demanding a freeze on public sector spending. FOA says that low-paid workers have seen their nominal pay increase by around 40% over the last 10 years, in contrast to the 100% increase enjoyed by managers. The union is also concerned about more redundancies begin planned in hospitals and calls on municipalities to take more initiatives on redeployment and retraining.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/379#a6850

Danish: http://www.foa.dk/Forbund/Presse?newsid ...

 

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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