Denmark - Low turnout but large ‘yes’ for local and regional deal - April 6, 2011

The two-year agreement in local and regional government has been approved by the members of the main municipal union FOA. The union was pleased about the 84% “yes” vote but conceded that the lack of enthusiasm for the deal probably explained the low turnout of only 32.6%. At the time of the last agreement in 2008, the turnout was 65.2%. The FOA hopes that the modest pay increase (0% in 2011 and 2.65% in 2012) will be acknowledged by the employers and that they will not push for further cuts and job losses (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 February and March 2011).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/415

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 2011.


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