With Denmark’s trade unions in a state of disarray, it’s a question that the government is grappling with.
This week, the Danish Trade Union Confederation (DSUT) released a report on the organisation’s functioning and it’s implications for workers.
The report, which also touches on the economic and social implications of trade unionisation, found that the majority of Danish employers do not recognise union recognition.
“Our job is to support people in working together to improve their conditions and to create a better future for their families,” said Jakob Skov, a spokesperson for the DSTC, at a press conference on Monday.
“And that’s where we have a very difficult situation.
Many of our members work in the most precarious and stressful jobs in the Danish economy, and we are dealing with a situation where our members are not recognised by the majority.”
The DSTSU also called for the government to set up an independent commission of inquiry into trade unionism.
What’s more, the report also highlighted how many workers who joined the trade unions were still in employment at the time they were unionised.
According to the report, in 2013, more than half of the Danish union membership in the workplace were in the private sector.
While many of the workers who were union members at the end of 2013 were not employed in the public sector, a quarter of those in the same sector were still employed in private sector employment.
It’s clear that there are significant barriers to unionisation in the labour market.
A recent study by the Danish Institute for Employment Research showed that a large majority of people who joined a trade union were not paid a living wage and many people are still paid below minimum wage in Denmark.
However, some of the largest unions, the BSP and CDA, have recently started increasing pay rates.
In a recent report by the Federation of Danish Employers, the union claimed that the labour participation rate for new members of the trade union had risen from 61.5% in 2014 to 68.7% in 2015.
But the report noted that the growth of the BSK, the largest trade union in Denmark, only came at the expense of the DSSU.
BSK and the Dssu also clashed over the issues of workplace safety, pay and benefits.
At a recent meeting between the trade and labour unions, it was agreed that the two unions would work towards a collective agreement for workers to address workplace safety.
As part of this, it has been proposed that a committee be set up to study the situation of unionisation.
These talks are ongoing and the government has indicated that it intends to move ahead with a collective bargaining agreement for the workers in 2019.
For the DSDU, it is clear that the unions’ future is dependent on the government working with them.
If the government fails to address the problems in the unions, then there will be a lack of confidence in the trade organisation, said Jakub Skov.
Danish workers are not the only ones to feel the effects of the lack of trust in the union movement.
Several other unions in the country have also had to take action against the union movements.
After a recent strike by the trade federation of the union of teachers, the government suspended the work of all teachers in Denmark until further notice.
Despite this, the unions have not lost any members.
Earlier this month, the trade Union Confederation of Denmark (VVD) was also in a similar position to the DSEU when it went on strike.
Following the union’s success in organising the strike, the president of the VVD, Lars-Erik Kvammen, declared that he was in favour of a return to bargaining.
‘We can’t just be silent’ The government has been trying to reach out to the trade-union movement in order to address its issues, but there are still those who are unwilling to do so.
And with the Danish labour market struggling to cope with the crisis, it seems that the situation is only going to get worse.
One of the main criticisms of the labour movement in Denmark is that it is unable to represent the interests of workers.
This criticism is reinforced by the fact that the trade associations have been criticised for their lack of political power.
There are several instances in which the trade bodies have been accused of using their political power in order make decisions about how the economy should be run.
So far this year, the DSN has been accused in court of using its position as a political party to try and sway the outcome of the 2015 general election.
On several occasions, the ruling Liberal party has been criticised by trade unions for their alleged involvement in the government’s policies.
The government has also been accused by some trade unions of using intimidation tactics against workers who are not in favour with their agenda.
There is no doubt