Denmark -Underpayment of metro construction workers sentenced -March 10, 2015

Cipa, one of three Italian firms serving as subcontractors on the massive expansion of Copenhagen’s Metro system, has been found guilty of underpaying its workers; must compensate employees with 22 million kroner.

In what is being called the largest industrial arbitration case in the country’s history, the Italian firm Cipa, one of three Italian firms serving as subcontractors on the massive expansion of Copenhagen’s Metro system, has been found guilty of underpaying its workers. An arbitration court ruled that Cipa has underpaid around 200 employees from Portugal, Italy and Romania. The company must compensate the employees with 22 million kroner (2.95 million euro). Trade union 3F represented the employees and although the ruling was less than the 30.5 million kroner in compensation the union hoped for, it was still the largest arbitration ruling in the construction industry’s history and 3F called it a major win against social dumping.

English: http://www.thelocal.dk/20150310/italian-firm-found-guilty-of-underpaying ...  

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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