Denmark - Agreement public sector - May 31, 2018

 The ongoing labour dispute in the public sector (see our March and April newsletters) has come to a positive conclusion. The collective bargaining process that started December 2017 resulted in an agreement with the trade unions that met most of their demands. The unions, representing 180,000 state workers and around 500,000 municipality workers, were demanding an 8.2% pay rise over 3 years. The main highlights of the collective agreement are an 8.1 % economic increase over the next 3 years, public sector workers will benefit from a real wage increase matching wage developments in the private sector and specific pay rise targeting low-wage public sector workers’ professions including specific provisions to bridge the gender pay gap.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.euYou may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.

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