|Collective Bargaining Coverage||80%|
|Proportion of Employees in Unions||67%|
|Principal Level of Collective Bargaining||
industry – but much left to company negotiations
yes: state-owned and private companies
|Company Board Structure||
Sources: see individual country sections; where a range of figures has been quoted, the lower number has been taken
Union density is high in Denmark, at around two-thirds of the workforce, although it has fallen in recent years. Most union members are in unions associated with the three main confederations – LO, FTF and Akademikerne (previously known as AC). These are organised on occupational and educational lines, although the boundaries between the three are not precise.more ...
Bargaining at national level provides a framework for much of the Danish industrial relations system. Pay and conditions are negotiated between unions or “cartels” of unions and the employers at industry level, but complementary negotiations at company level are becoming increasingly important. Overall 80% of employees are covered by collective bargaining.more ...
All health and safety representation in Denmark is through joint employer/employee bodies. In larger companies, there is a two-tier structure, with the higher body dealing with strategic issues and the lower body with issues on a day-to-day basis. However, in companies with fewer than 35 employees a single body deals with both. The lower level body can interrupt work if it considers that there is an imminent and substantial threat to health and safety.more ...