Denmark - Transport workers win measures to tackle social dumping - March 24, 2010

A ground-breaking collective agreement employers is set to help combat social dumping and discrimination against foreign nationals. The 3F union has negotiated an agreement with employers’ representative Dansk Industri (DI) which is unique in that it entitles shop stewards to access wage slips and other information if the union believes that overseas workers are being paid less than their Danish counterparts. The new clause is likely to be inserted into the majority of collective agreements across the transport sector. In addition, company members of DI will inform the union when they use a contractor. This will enable the union to enforce their collective agreement and to take industrial action against the contractor if necessary. The clause will not only apply to Danish contractors but also to overseas companies operating in Denmark.



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) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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