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.
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.
-The new strategy for the sharing economy is a good step towards making platform companies report to tax authorities. But we’re not quite there yet. It should be mandatory – not voluntary – to pay taxes
LO shares the Prime Minister’s assessment that Denmark has become richer. – So why does the government find it necessary to cut down on welfare, education and health & safety at work?
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.
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.
LO will not attend the ILO-conference in Istanbul in October in protest of the regime’s violations against and attacks on trade unionists – and we encourage the Danish government and the employers to do the same.
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.
The number of the temporary workers in Denmark has been stable since the turn of the millennium, but the number of part-time workers has increased. Furthermore, atypical employees are experiencing increasingly poorer conditions and rights.
In likeness with many others, LO has chosen to mark the 60th anniversary of the treaty of Rome by taking stock of the European Community. In the position paper, which has recently been approved by LO’s General Council, we review LO’s overall European principles and point to a direction that LO would like the EU to take in the coming years.