LO and the Confederation of Professionals in Denmark (FTF) have decided to call extraordinary congresses on 13 April to decide whether to go ahead with the plans to join forces in a new joint central organisation which will represent 1.5 million Danish workers.
On Thursday, Ryanair paid the FPU a visit for an initial meeting. Since Ryanair decided to recognize unions at the European level in December, the company is starting to open up to the possibility of a collective agreement for pilots and cabin crew in Denmark.
More than 700,000 Danish jobs are export-related. This makes trade a high priority for Denmark. LO sees EU-trade agreements as a tool for strengthening respect for workers’ rights and promoting decent conditions in the countries we trade with.
The future of work was high on the Davos agenda and LO’s President took the opportunity to explain why Danish workers are generally positive towards future trends such as automation, digitization and globalization.
The Danish trade union confederations hosted a conference with the participation of EU Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, and with the focus on the Pillar of Social Rights. The Commissioner repeatedly underlined that the Pillar of Social Rights does not affect the Danish labour market model.
According to LO’s new and extensive globalisation survey, Danish workers are technology enthusiasts and highly aware that robots and digitization will require more training and education in the future.
Budget 2018: The turmoil over next year’s budget continues as the Danish People’s Party says it will only support the budget if a deal on tighter rules on residency for refugees is made before New Year. The proposed budget includes cuts to health and safety as well as education.
GDP fell by 0.6 % in the third quarter of 2017 against the second quarter according to the newly published figures from Statistics Denmark. Employment grew by 11,200 persons and unemployment decreased by 700 full-time equivalents in October.
Following years of pressure, Qatar has finally decided enter into an agreement with the ILO to abolish slave-like conditions for migrant workers. The construction work for the FIFA World Cup in 2022 has previously been exposed for its appalling and life-threatening conditions for migrant workers and its high death toll
Better decisions and higher employee morale are only a few of the benefits to be reaped by targeted efforts to promote gender equality. These and many other aspects of gender equality work were discussed during Thursday’s Barbershop hosted by The Nordic Council of Ministers and UN Women.