Denmark - Unions greet longer working hours’ plan with scepticism - May 14, 2010

The Social Democrats and Socialist People’s Party (SF), two major opposition parties, have launched a proposal to increase the regular working week from the current 37 hours to 38. They believe the move can inject billions extra into the state budget. Along with the expected opposition from other political parties, the idea was also greeted with scepticism by the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO). Also, Thorkild E. Jensen, the president of Danish Metal Workers Union (Dansk Metal), said:  “I can’t see that we’ll go along with increasing the working week by an hour for all employees”.

English:

http://www.cphpost.dk/news/politics/90-politics/48980-proposal-to-add-hour ...

 

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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