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On 8 February, Ryanair paid a visit to the Danish Flight Personnel Union (FPU) for a first meetin... [more]

On 8 February, Ryanair paid a visit to the Danish Flight Personnel Union (FPU) for a first meeting on the topic of collective agreements for pilots and cabin crew. When Ryanair opened up a base in Denmark in 2015 the company was not interested in agreeing on collective agreements for its local workers. The FPU brought the case before the Labour Court that decided that the union had the right to demand a collective agreement for the workers they represent. Ryanair did not comply with this outcome but instead walked out and closed both its bases. Ryanair changed its position and is now willing to meet the FPU’s demand for negotiating a collective agreement.

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Scandinavia’s largest bank Nordea announced that it’s implementing a ban for its employees to inv... [more]

Scandinavia’s largest bank Nordea announced that it’s implementing a ban for its employees to invest and trade in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. With this measure, the bank wants to protect its employees from the risk of unknowingly getting involved in any ethical or illegal activity. The Danish Financial Federation told the public news-station Danmarks Radio that banning employees from owning cryptocurrency is stepping way out of line. Later on, the DJØF trade union expressed itself also highly sceptical of Nordea’s reasoning in this matter. The two organisations represent a majority of Nordea’s employees.

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Trade union 3F, the country’s largest union, has published an overview (in English) of the income... [more]

Trade union 3F, the country’s largest union, has published an overview (in English) of the income requirements and other conditions that workers have to meet in order to obtain unemployment benefits. The changes came into effect per 1 July 2017. The income requirement is calculated in Danish kroner: workers must have earned DKK 228,348 within three years (2018 figures). It is possible to count a maximum of DKK 19,029 (2018 figures) for each month to meet the requirement. For a part-time insured person, the income requirements are lower. Only unsubsidised work accrues the right to unemployment benefits. This means that jobs with subsidies do not count. The unemployment fund calculates the rate of unemployment benefit based on the best 12 months of earnings within the past two years. A rate is only calculated when a worker starts a new period of unemployment benefits. As of 1 July 2017, a monthly rate – a fixed amount – was introduced, whether or not the month is short or long. The maximum rate is DKK 18.633 per month for a full-time insured person. On another webpage the union’s unemployment fund is introduced.

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Trade union confederation LO published the December issue of its bimonthly Newsletter. In this is... [more]

Trade union confederation LO published the December issue of its bimonthly Newsletter. In this issue a report of a seminar on the ‘Danish model’, the results of a globalisation survey that shows workers to be technology enthusiasts, a critical review of the Budget 2018 that brings cuts in health and safety as well as in education, and new data on the economic development.

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An analysis from the central employers’ confederation (Danmarks Arbejdsgiverforening, DA) reports... [more]

An analysis from the central employers’ confederation (Danmarks Arbejdsgiverforening, DA) reports the growing need for foreign labour. DA’s figures show that the number of EU citizens coming to work has fallen by 65% in the space of 15 months. That statistic is related to a sharp decrease in Polish citizens taking jobs in Denmark, according to the report. The number of newcomers from other EU countries has also fallen sharply since the second quarter of 2016. An advisor at the Economic Council (Det Økonomiske Råd) thinks that the trend should be cause for concern. Employment minister spoke about risks of companies leaving if there was a lack of available labour. Earlier on, the confederation of employers in the industry DI had expressed similar worries, based on a report (by Hay) that placed the country among the countries currently experiencing the fastest growing gap between vacant positions and available workers. The trade union confederation LO urged the industries to recruit from within the country’s estimated 100,000 jobless.

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An analysis of the labour market now available online reveals that employment rates are high, but... [more]

An analysis of the labour market now available online reveals that employment rates are high, but average working hours are low due to many working part-time. The economy was severely affected by the crisis and the associated employment loss was large. Although many have been affected by unemployment, overall unemployment spells have been short due to high job turnover rates. This has prevented a sharp increase in long-term unemployment and eased labour market entry for young people. Wage inequality is on the rise. Wage developments reflect a boom-bust pattern. As employment increased and unemployment decreased, wage increases (both nominal and real) picked up and wage competitiveness (relative unit labour costs) deteriorated by about 15% over the period 2004-2009. The crisis reversed these wage developments, inducing negative real wage growth.

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The statistical office produced an interesting overview of the evolution of outsourcing practices... [more]

The statistical office produced an interesting overview of the evolution of outsourcing practices, and especially of outsourcing across the border. The data provide information on the occurrence of outsourcing in different sectors and occupations, as well as an indication of its impact. The figures show that 8,500 jobs were outsourced abroad in 2014-2016. This is a substantial reduction, compared to the 16,900 jobs that were outsourced in 2009-2011. The industrial sector accounted for the highest share of outsourced jobs, followed by information & communication and trade.

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The annually-published Hays Global Skills Index shows that Denmark’s score in terms of the gap be... [more]

The annually-published Hays Global Skills Index shows that Denmark’s score in terms of the gap between available jobs and the number of people to fill them had increased from 5.8 to 6.4 from 2016 to 2017, while the average of the 33 countries mentioned in the index fell from 5.4 to 5.3. The index score of 1-10 is based on seven indicators: education flexibility, labour market participation, labour market flexibility, talent mismatch, overall wage pressure, wage pressure in high-skill industries and wage pressure in high-skill jobs.

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Social partners are engaged in a debate about the integration of the so-called sharing economy in... [more]

Social partners are engaged in a debate about the integration of the so-called sharing economy into the legal codex so that companies like Uber and Airbnb can be absorbed into the Scandinavian welfare model. The government is putting forward a number of measures designed to fold the business concept into its tax and labour laws. It is estimated that about one-fifth of Danes have either offered or consumed the kinds of services provided by Uber and Airbnb, a proportion that is bound to increase. The social partners agree more needs to be done. According to the unions, the government’s new sharing economy strategy says a lot about taxation and a little about workers’ rights. The aim is to give the sharing economy room to grow.

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A campaign by doctors to overturn a court ruling they see as landmark for the way patient care is... [more]

A campaign by doctors to overturn a court ruling they see as landmark for the way patient care is conducted has gained the support of the Danish Nurses’ Association (Dansk sygeplejeråd, DSR). The viral campaign, which uses the hashtag #detkuhaværetmig (‘it could have been me') spread on social media as junior doctors and senior colleagues throughout the country oppose a court ruling convicting a junior doctor of negligence, due most probably to working pressure constraints.

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