Denmark - Tripartite agreement functions - April 30, 2017

Increasing numbers of refugees have found success in finding work, according to a newly-released analysis. The Confederation of Danish Employers (Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening, DA) says the positive news can in part be put down to the tripartite agreement the government entered into with businesses and trade union representatives in 2016. Under the agreement, a so-called ‘basic integration education programme’ (integrationsgrunduddannelse, IGU), was introduced, aiming to put refugees in short-term jobs at an apprentice salary level of between 50 to 120 kroner (6.7 to 16.1 euro) per hour.

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