EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

  • Denmark: Latest working life developments – Q2 2017

    Recommendations to position Denmark as a digital frontrunner in Europe, legislative proposals for health and safety and the terms of reference of the working environment committee are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life...
  • Denmark: Latest working life developments – Q1 2017

    New collective agreements providing small wage increases and improvements to education and training, taxi firm Uber’s exit from Denmark; and strengthened working environment rules are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life...
  • Denmark: Private sector collective agreements concluded – despite difficulties

    Collective agreements concluded in March in the private sector provided for small wage increases and improvements to education and training. However, many union members voted against an agreement about systematic overtime and measures to avoid social dumping. The deals follow the pace-setting...
  • Denmark: Latest Working life developments – Q4 2016

    A new coalition government, progress on digitalisation including the establishment of a Disruption Council and new labour inspection rules following the Siemens Windpower scandal are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life...
  • Denmark: Latest working life developments – Q3 2016

    A new tripartite agreement to increase the number of internships and meet future skills needs and the staged approach to tripartite discussions are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Denmark in the third quarter of...
  • Denmark: Tripartite negotiations – staged approach seems to be working

    When tripartite negotiations broke down soon after commencing in 2012, many labour market researchers and social partners predicted the government would no longer invite the social partners to such negotiations. However, they have started again but only after the involved parties agreed to discuss...
  • Denmark: Siemens case sparks debate on working environment

    Since May 2016, much political attention has focused on the so-called Siemens Case, when 64 cases of occupational diseases were identified in a workplace that had previously received an award for its excellence in occupational health and safety. Background On International Workers’ Day, 1 May, DR (...
  • Denmark: Latest working life developments – Q2 2016

    The debate on EU membership sparked by the Brexit referendum, the current state of tripartite negotiations on the integration of refugees and an occupational health and safety case at Siemens Wind Power are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest...
  • Denmark: Regulation of labour market intermediaries and role of the social partners in preventing trafficking of labour

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. Download the Danish national contribution (244 KB PDF) to the report ...
  • Denmark: Tripartite agreement on integration of refugees

    On 17 April 2016, the Danish government concluded tripartite negotiations with social partner confederations with an agreement on the integration of refugees. Those with no or few competencies are to be offered internships on apprentice wage level, combined with Danish lessons and the possibility...

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