Denmark: Increase in membership of 'yellow unions'

The latest statistics from Statistics Denmark show an overall increase in the number of union members from 2013 to 2014. This is mainly due to a changing labour market and the growth in so-called 'yellow unions', such as KRIFA, Det Faglige Hus and other ideological alternatives to the traditional (red) trade unions. Yellow unions had an increase of 7.9% while most of the classic unions are still seeing a decrease in members. The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) membership decreased 2.7% and the Confederations of Professionals in Denmark (FTF) saw a decline of 0.3%. The unions for academics and leaders experienced a minor growth in membership.

The figure below shows the overall development in union membership based on statistics from Statistics Denmark.

 

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