Today’s front pages – Monday, Jan 28

The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish dailies are reporting on their front pages

Church expenses on the rise
The amount of money spent each year by the Church of Denmark is at its highest level since 2000, despite a continued decline in membership. Church Ministry figures indicated that in the last 10 years, wage expenses have increased 24 percent. It is particularly the salaries of choir singers, organists, grave diggers and other officials that have driven up overall expenses. The church collects 600 million kroner a year in taxes. – Berlingske

Bad payers have their water switched off
Tax collectors are so bad at collecting debt that water companies are taking matters into their own hands. The new report, compiled by Danva, the industry advocacy organisation that supports 135 of the country’s biggest drinking water and sewage treatment companies, found that 95 million kroner in outstanding debt has yet to be collected by Skat and that water companies have begun shutting off the water of customers with overdue payments. – Politiken

Harbours drawn into Waterfront-gate
State-owned rail operator DSB was not the only public agency to use the services of embattled PR agency Waterfront. The Port of Odense and the Port of Grenaa are amongst the port facilities that paid for articles to appear in the Waterfront-produced magazine, Climate, in which profiles of the companies appeared side by side with profiles of politicians. MEP Dan Jørgensen (Socialdemokraterne) said that Waterfront never informed the politicians the company was co-operating with the ports. – Jyllands-Posten
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Handball team suffers historic beating
The men's handball team turned in the worst performance ever in a World Championship final in its 35-19 loss to Spain last night in Barcelona. With the loss, Denmark has now lost all three World Championship finals it has been in. Despite the embarrassing showing, four Danes made the all-tournament team and Anders Eggert ended up being the tournament top scorer with 55 goals. – Ekstra Bladet





  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.