Denmark -Workers lack basic knowledge on model -September 22, 2011

In an issue of Danish Labour News that is dedicated to the upcoming 37th National Congress of the LO union confederation, in October, the outcomes of a recent representative survey among 2,325 employees, carried out by the Gallup Institute, are presented. They show, according to LO, that workers lack basic knowledge on the Danish model. It is said to be quite telling in this respect that seven in ten workers responded that there is a statutory minimum wage in Denmark. However, a minimum wage exists only in collective agreements. LO argues that it is vital to know this, in particular as a minimum wage is only secured for those covered by collective agreement and, above all, as it means that “the individual worker can influence and share responsibility for setting the pay and working conditions. ”

English: LO, Danish Labour News, September 2011

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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