Denmark - Union questions the membership on bargaining aims - September 30, 2017

Municipal trade union HK Kommunal collected ideas among the membership for the new round of collective bargaining. The union also launched a special webpage with a time schedule and other information about the process. Over 7000 contributions with 20000 suggestions have been submitted to the union covering a wide range of pay and conditions. Some of the key issues highlighted by the union include the need to maintain competence funds that provide for education and training and the call for action to tackle stress. Time off to deal with care responsibilities is a common demand, particularly from workers with caring responsibilities for older people. There are varied opinions on pay with some calling for a general wage increase for all while others see local pay deals as important.

Read on:   in English …   the webpage dedicated to the negotiations (in Danish) …

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