Denmark -Restaurant owner doesn’t want to sign with LO union -June 23, 2013

In an effort to circumvent the working conditions that are the result of the bargaining procedures and methods as defined in an agreement between labour confederation LO and employers’ confederation Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening a restaurant owner has signed an agreement with the independent trade union Krifa. Krifa, which is not a member of LO, is instead one of a number of independent unions that typically offer lower dues to members. LO trade union 3F has decided to make use of the general agreement that allows unions to organise strikes against businesses that do not sign collective bargaining agreements. 3F argues that if they cannot negotiate an agreement guaranteeing decent pay, its members could be assigned jobs with 10 or 20% lower wages.



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