Denmark - Union argues that job cuts will affect services - May 6, 2011

The FOA public services union says that the number of employees in the municipal sector fell by 21,300 between March 2010 and January 2011. The union argues that the government has overestimated the impact of the crisis on the economy and that there was no need to implement a standstill budget. FOA maintains that the level and quality of services cannot be guaranteed with the current high level of staff cuts. In a separate statement the union also highlights problems in the childcare sector with childminders being required to look after too many children.




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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