Denmark - The trade union agenda for a tripartite pact - March 31, 2016

The government and the social partners started the long-awaited tripartite negotiations. The negotiations aim to tackle some of the challenges facing the labour market. Trade union confederation LO expressed her content that the negotiations finally have been launched. Next to the first item on the agenda (integration – see the item above), there are three priorities on LO's agenda: education, health and safety at work and social dumping. According to LO, this is where action is needed in order to find solutions to ensure that in 10 to 20 years from now, the workforce is equipped to meet the requirements of the future labour market. LO is looking for agreements to make it more attractive for young persons to opt for vocational training - and provide them with a guarantee for an apprenticeship. The aim is also skills upgrading - for both skilled and unskilled workers. Finally, LO wants agreements that uphold the Danish model and the tradition for letting the social partners define the terms and conditions of the labour market through collective agreements.

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