Denmark -Recommendations for a new employment policy -February 06, 2014

The so-called Carsten Koch committee has produced its recommendations that could lead to major changes to measures aimed at unemployed people on benefit. After one year in the making, the much anticipated recommendations are ready and have been sent to the social partners for consultation. Leaks suggest an employment policy with a range of new elements to it. One of the committee’s controversial proposals is that unemployed people with a good chance of finding new work quickly should be allowed to choose whether they want to deal with their job centre or the unemployment fund during the first six months of unemployment. Another recommendation will make an end to meaningless activation, i.e. to forcing unemployed people to take part in guidance and retraining. Instead they will be offered the chance to agree on measures directly with their job centre.

English: http://www.nordiclabourjournal.org/nyheter/news-2014 ...

 

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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