Denmark -Reform of unemployment and illness benefit -December 19, 2013

The reform of the illness-based unemployment benefits (sygedagpenge) has passed parliament. The government stated that the agreement, which is expected to generate yields of 385 million kroner and 1,700 new jobs when fully implemented, is important because it will help the thousands of sick people who lose their benefits every year. One of the central points of the agreement is the removal of the 52-week time limitation, which has led to thousands of people losing their rights to receive the benefit and has pushed many people completely out of public support.

English: http://cphpost.dk/news/new-unemployment-illness-benefit-agreement ...  

http://cphpost.dk/news/unemployed-have-difficulty-staying-in-work.8125.html

 

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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