Denmark - Union wins important part-time workers’ case - August 17, 2010

The FOA public service union has won a key court case that states that part-time workers who suffer injuries at work can have their compensation based on a full-time worker’s salary. The union has been pursuing this and similar cases on the basis that part-time work, particularly for many women workers, is only temporary, often coinciding with periods bringing up young children. Any injury compensation based on potential loss of earnings should therefore be based on the assumption that they would return to full-time employment.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/375;

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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