(August 2016) Unions in the LO trade union confederation, including 3F, HK and Dansk Metal are commited to solidarity action with the FOA public services union with its planned strike at the DK-Pleje care company on 1 September. FOA has called the action in protest at the company's refusal to negotiate and its failure to implement the relevant collective agreement. FOA says the company is paying lower hourly rates as well as cutting back on overtime, on-call and other payments. Read more at FOA (DK).
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(August 2016) The FOA public services union is planning strike action against the DK Pleje care company unless it agrees to negotiate a collective agreement. The company has so far refused to negotiate with FOA and is paying its workers less than other companies in the sector that apply the relevant collective agreement. This had lead to other companies being undercut and losing contracts with local authorities. One recent case involved BakkeBo Hjemmepleje which does negotiate with FOA but which lost out to DK-Care and as a result went bankrupt. Read more at FOA (DK) on the planned strike and
The FOA public services union has warned the Vikapleje private eldercare company that it will face strike action from 15 June unless it ensures that its employees are paid in line with the municipal agreement. The company provides services for the Halsnæs municipality north west of Copenhagen and FOA has been trying for some time to negotiate an agreement with the company along the lines of those it has with many other private companies. The union estimates that Vikaplege is costing workers as much as DKK 90000 (EUR 12000) a year in lower pay and pension benefits.