Saturday, May 3, 2014
Centenary of the Danish Trade Unions
The stamps on this first day cover were issued on 22.1.1998 commemorate the Centenary of the Danish Trade Unions. The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions was founded in 1898 and is an umbrella organisation (the largest of the three national trade union centers in Denmark) for 18 Danish trade unions.
The Danish labour market is, to a great extent, regulated by the various players in the labour market themselves, as opposed to by legislation. Under the Danish model, employers and employees reach voluntary collective agreements on pay and working conditions. The trade unions play a pivotal role in the Danish labour market, and there is a high level of union membership among Danish workers.
Thank you Merja.