Denmark - Union urges low-cost carrier to enter into agreements - July 7, 2010

The 3F union has called on an anti-union low cost carrier to enter into collective agreements or face industrial action. The union stated that Ryanair has to accept the Danish model of labour relations after it was revealed that the carrier had applied for room in the new low-cost terminal at Kastrup Copenhagen airport. 3F Kastrup, which represents a large proportion of Copenhagen’s airport staff, is determined to make sure the employees will not pay for Ryanair’s cheap service with their salaries and conditions. “Ryanair must follow the rules and agreements established for the Danish labour market. If it doesn’t, we are ready to fight to secure our rights. We cannot accept that a company can practise social dumping, ” said union chairman, Henrik Bay-Clausen.



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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