Denmark - Union argues for flat-rate rise - November 11, 2010

Public sector unions are preparing for negotiations in the municipal sector where the three-year agreement is due to expire on 31 March 2011. The FOA union has been arguing for a flat-rate pay increase rather than a percentage increase, in order to provide more help for the lowest paid. Discussions between the unions are continuing but it appears that the flat-rate amount will apply to the 60,000 workers who are on or below level 17 of the pay scale (just below DKK 20,000 or € 2,700 a month).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/387

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 at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2010.


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