Aituc, a Danish trade union with the backing of the Danish Government, has said it will introduce new legislation on Monday to ensure its members’ jobs are protected.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who is a member of Aituchu, said in a press conference that the bill will be passed in the Danish Parliament on Monday.
Aituchus is also opposed to a controversial labour law proposed by the Danish Social Democrats (DSL) and has accused the government of trying to impose a new labour code on Denmark.
The trade union has been fighting for the passage of a new law for almost a decade, arguing that the law will reduce jobs, which it sees as a vital part of the economy.
The Danish government has previously ruled out changes to the labour code but Aitutu is demanding that the new law be passed.
“We are prepared to take legal action against the government, because this is the first time the government has attempted to legislate on labour,” Aitu’s chairman, Jørn Børge, told the broadcaster DR.
“We are not afraid of this, because we have already tried many times.
We will go to the Supreme Court and try to force them to change the law.”
The bill is also expected to include new measures to protect staff, such as a minimum wage, better working conditions and more benefits.
Earlier this year, Aiturum, a small union representing some 5,000 people at Aituk, a company in Denmark’s North Sea, said it would launch a strike on Monday if the new labour law was not passed.
“We don’t want to be treated like the enemy, and we are not the enemy,” Aitoru said in an interview with the local media.
“The trade unions are not here to make us fight, we are here to build the industry.”
The Danish Government said it had received the bill, but that the government would not give an exact date for its signature.
“It’s not easy to sign something, but the government is determined to get it passed,” the prime minister’s spokesman Jens Børgensen told the Dagsavisen newspaper.
In a statement to The Local, a local newspaper, the government said the labour law had not been passed and it would not make a decision on whether to sign the bill.
“On Monday, the cabinet will vote on whether the law is a success,” the statement read.
If the bill is approved by the parliament, it will be placed in parliament’s final stages, with it being up to the Dansk parliament, which is dominated by the Social Democrats, to approve the measure.