Introduction to LO-Denmark
To learn more about the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, download this introduction to LO-Denmark, its structure, main tasks and EU- and International perspectives and functions.
Danish Labour News (DLN) is an LO-newsletter that reports on Danish labour market issues and events.
Download the latest issue here: DLN September 2016
Vocational training: Second tripartite agreement
The second round of tripartite negotiations has been successfully concluded between the government and the social partners.
The agreement provides an economic incentive for the employers who provide apprenticeships as well as an economic sanction for employers who fail to offer enough apprenticeships.
The employer-side has committed to establishing an additional 8,000-10,000 apprenticeships by 2025.
Read more about this and other aspects of the tripartite agreement here.
Ruling of the Danish Labour Court on Ryanair-case
Since Ryanair announced that it would set up a base in Kastrup Airport in March 2015, the company point-blank refused the unions’ request for a collective agreement. LO therefore brought an action against Ryanair before the Danish Labour Court claiming that Ryanair must acknowledge the lawfulness of the conflict. On 1 July 2015, The Labour Court’s judgement unequivocally established that Ryanair must acknowledge the union’s right to notify and launch a principal conflict in support of a demand for a collective agreement.
Read the press release and LO’s authorized translation of the Judgement of the Danish Labour Court and a fact sheet and timeline
New catalogue with ideas for green jobs
LO has published the inspiration catalogue "More Green Jobs" which provides 6 specific examples of how green initiatives and more jobs can go hand in hand. Untraditional partnerships and involvement of employees are key to the process.
Common goals for EU's labour market
Decent labour market conditions must go hand in hand with high productivity and competitiveness. These are some of the common goals that LO, FTF, AC and DA have presented in their joint declaration on European policy, "The future European labour market".
Social dumping is about unfair competition on pay and employment conditions in the EU member states. The unfair competition may originate from cross-border employees or from businesses’ services offered across borders or the relocation of businesses to low-pay countries.
Read more about the aspects of social dumping from a Danish perspective in our publication on this issue,
"The borderless fight against the undermining of Danish workplaces".