It is up to the foreign company to refer a dispute to the Danish Labour Court to determine whether claims for a collective agreement are legal and whether a strike or blockade is legal. The Danish Labour Court will rule quickly on such matters. Can your company be covered by a collective agreement in different ways? At NJORD Law Firm, we have extensive experience in providing legal advice in relation to collective agreements. We help you do this by creating an overview of your employees` conditions. Our lawyers advise both on rights arising from a collective agreement and on rights that arise elsewhere. Answer: Yes. Collective bargaining concerns the definition of working conditions, including restructuring. The specific conditions of a collective agreement fall within the competence of the negotiating parties. It is customary to include in the debate provisions on consultation procedures, the provision of information and the involvement of employees and their representatives when an undertaking envisages a change which could affect workers, their conditions of employment or their employment in general. Under section 6 bis of the Posting of Workers Act, a number of conditions must be met to enable Danish trade unions to take trade union action against foreign companies. The section also describes the maximum wage and wage elements that may be required under the collective agreement.
Workers are not required to join a union on a given job. However, most sectors of activity with an average trade union organization of 70% are subject to a collective agreement. An agreement does not prohibit higher wages and better social benefits, but sets a legal minimum, much like a minimum wage. In addition, a national agreement on income policy is often, but not always, reached, including all trade unions, employers` organisations and the Finnish government.  Question: Is there an ILO convention on whether the trade union rights of a collective agreement remain in force for a certain period of time when a company is closed, sold or privatized? Learn more about the main Danish labour market organisations, which can provide information on the content of collective agreements, including key issues such as wages. . . .