Denmark - Strikes in protest of phasing out early retirement - February 3, 2011

On Thursday 3 February, bus drivers in the Greater Copenhagen area went on strike. The strike was in protest of the government plan to phase out the early retirement programme and a change in policy that will require drivers to pay for compulsory training. Most of the bus routes in the area were disrupted. Strikes also hit municipal public transport in the cities of Aarhus and Esbjerg. The same day at Copenhagen’s Kastrup airport various categories of workers went on strike during three hours in protest of the government plans concerning early retirement.


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 at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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