Denmark -Report published on unemployment benefits -October 19, 2015

A report on how to improve the unemployment benefit system was released with recommendations to make it easier to earn additional time on the benefit – but thousands of Danes still risk losing it altogether. The unemployment benefit known as ‘dagpenge’ (literally 'day money') is a voluntary unemployment benefit administered via state-subsidised private organisations (the’ a-kasser’). The benefit pays a maximum of 17,918 kroner (2,402 euro) per month. A commission established in June 2014 by the previous government was set to release its long-awaited recommendations, which if implemented would make it easier for the unemployed to earn the right to extended time on the benefit.

English: http://www.thelocal.dk/20151019/new-overhaul-of-denmarks-unemployment...  

Danish site of the Commission (also with English studies): http://bm.dk/dagpenge...  

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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