Today’s front pages – Thursday, Feb 28

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

Voters want SF out of government…

Every second voter who cast their ballot for Socialistisk Folkeparti (SF) in the last election thinks that SF should step out of the government. As part of the political fallout from the government's growth package, a survey by Megafon revealed that 51 percent of previous SF voters want party leader Annette Vilhelmsen and her colleagues to leave their ministerial posts. Only 23 percent of the former SF voters wanted their party to remain in government. – Politiken

…and so do SF politicians

A number of Socialistisk Folkeparti (SF) politicians argue that new party leader Annette Vilhelmsen has failed to make her mark and want out of the government coalition. A survey by Berlingske Research found that 76 out of the 113 SF local politicians and party association heads, a full 67 percent, found that the freshly released growth package, Vækstplan DK, “definitely did not” or “didn’t satisfactorily” contain enough of an SF ideological fingerprint. – Berlingske

Intermediaries reject Thorning-Schmidt’s explanations

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) defended her decision to reduce corporate taxes by contending that 19 union representatives asked for it. But a number of the representatives that Thorning-Schmidt held council with last week concerning the growth plan have rejected the notion that they supported slashing the corporate tax. While the group may have supported the growth package as a whole, “most people were against the corporate tax cut,” one of the representatives, Flemming Andersen, said. – Jyllands-Posten

DONG could be listed by 2014

DONG Energy could be listed on the stock exchange in the near future after the state-owned energy company's annual report revealed that it desperately needs the funds. Last month, DONG was criticised for its poor investments and it is in need of between six to eight billion kroner immediately, either from external investors or from the state, and becoming listed would allow the money to be obtained from private stockholders. DONG could be listed on the stock exchange as early as 2014-2015. – Børsen





  • 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.