Denmark - New bargaining round starts under difficult conditions - January 6, 2010

On 6 January, unions and employers’ organisations started hammering out new collective agreements for almost 600,000 private employees. According to the LO union confederation about 20% of them are non-unionised, against 15% in 1998.  Companies are counting on reducing salaries or providing insignificant pay increases, and unions are not willing to give in. Employment consultancy firm Multidata contacted 105 companies facing negotiations and found that they were expecting to pay an average increase of 1.8%, whereas inflation is expected to be 2%. The government’s economic advisory council earlier predicted that wage-earners would see an average increase of 2.7%.

English: http://www.cphpost.dk/news/national/88-national/47894-union- ...
via http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/show_news.pl?country=Denmark

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter, which presents up-to-date information on collective bargaining developments across Europe. 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 at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009. All rights reserved. The ETUI is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. The ETUI is financially supported by the European Community. The European Community is not responsible for any use made of the information contained in this news section.

 


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