Denmark -Investment in training only way out -August 7, 2012

Large scale outsourcing and the relocation of production has initiated a discussion about the future of the Danish labour market model. Liberal business daily Børsen was sympathetic to the complaints of the furniture giant Fritz Hansen, who announced to move the production out of the country because of high Danish salaries and taxes. But Politiken newspaper branded Børsen’s idea a “losing strategy” and instead advocated better training for Danish workers as a way to help them clinch highly-skilled positions and to allow the manufacturing industry to specialise in high-quality products.

English:  http://cphpost.dk/business/retraining-workers-only-way-out-manufacturing

Focus on the Danish bargaining model: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/2012/04/articles/dk1204019i.htm

 

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