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Qatar abandons forced labour after years of pressure

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

Equality at home and at work: Barbershop Conference in Copenhagen

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.

Investing in tax control is a profitable business

New report shows that strengthened tax control of Danish businesses would provide an added DKK 3.8 bn in tax revenues. The findings of the report have been presented to the politicians during a parliamentary hearing.

Fair conditions could make the platform economy flourish

In the past, day labourers lived with the constant uncertainty of not knowing if they could find enough work to feed the family. But, eventually, workers united to stop such conditions in Denmark. And this is how it should remain – also when it comes to the digital labour market of the future.

NFS condemns terrorist attacks in Spain and Finland

The Council of Nordic Trade Unions (NFS), to which LO-Denmark is affiliated, has issued solidarity messages to the trade union movements in Spain and Finland following the horrible acts of terrorism in Barcelona, Cambrils and Turku on 17 and 18 August.

New tool for labour market integration of refugees is working

Since the social partners and the government agreed on a work-based training programme for refugees last year (IGU), the take-up has been slow. But this trend is reversing, and there has been a rising inflow of refugees in integrative training programmes in Danish companies during the past five months. Almost 500 more refugees have found an IGU-job during the first six months of 2017.

Ministry for Employment: No domestic workforce shortage

By far the majority of Danish businesses have no problem recruiting workers in Denmark. This is the conclusion of the biannual recruitment study from the Ministry for Employment, which confirms that our most important task in Denmark is to provide employment.