Denmark -Decision on tripartite agreements is members business -May 23, 2012

Before the start of the negotiations on a new tripartite agreement the trade unions have reacted with consternation to an employer requirement that agreements reached with the government on increasing working hours must be passed into law by Parliament, thus making union member voting superfluous. According to FOA chairman Dennis Kristensen the foundation of the collective bargaining system is that there is member democracy.

English: http://politiken.dk/newsinenglish/ECE1633949/union-boss-members-to-vote ...

Danish: http://politiken.dk/politik/ECE1633791/foa-boss-loenmodtagere-skal-stemme ...

 

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