LO's Congress in October saw the election of a new LO-leadership. Lizette Risgaard is the new President of LO-Denmark.
One of the themes of the Congress was migration and the ITUC and ETUC Presidents participated in a panel giving their views on migration.
Read more about the Congress in Danish Labour News.
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.
Metro-subcontractor punished for underpayment
The Italian contractor Cipa has, by arbitration, been ordered to pay DKK 22 million in back pay in what is, so far, the biggest case on wage dumping in Denmark.
The trade union movement joins forces in new EU-Office
Joining forces: The central organisations LO, FTF and Akademikerne are setting up a joint EU-Secretariat in Brussels. This is a natural consequence of shared interests in the EU. In future, one joint secretariat will see to all lobbying in the EU on behalf of the three organisations.
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 new 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".