Denmark - Social clauses in outsourced public works - September 30, 2017

Trade union 3F has published a commissioned analysis of the local practices with regard to public procurement and labour clauses. In the Social dumping report, 3Fconcludes that the cities of Odense and Gentofte perform best among the municipalities that check if contractors comply with pay and working conditions. Overall, the application of social clauses has improved; in 2014 social clauses were used by 47% of all municipalities, this has increased to 51% in 2017. The union stated that public authorities should be obliged to apply social clauses in all outsourced public works, independent from the contract size.

Read on:   in Danish …   the report (in Danish) … 

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