Denmark -Chamber wants lower wages accepted by unemployed -June 07, 2013

The Chamber of commerce urged unemployed Danes to lower their expectations and accept lower starting wages when looking for jobs. The plea that also argued with lower wages paid to East European workers led to strong reactions from the trade union side. Trade union confederation LO found the announcement worrisome, contending the move would lead to increased wage inequality. LO pointed out that employers have been part of negotiating collective wage agreements. Therefore, there can be no doubts that people should have wages based on the working conditions in the collective agreement when working in Denmark, whether they are Danish or foreign.

English: http://cphpost.dk/news/national/unemployed-should-accept-lower-wages ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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