Today’s front pages – Friday, March 1

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

Public service getting worse, most say

Almost 60 percent of Danes believe that public service is worse today than it was two years ago, according to a survey compiled by Gallup for the unions HK, FOA and Danmarks Læreforening. Some 59 percent believe that the Danish welfare system has gotten either “very" or "slightly poorer” over the past two years, 30 percent think the service has remained the same and only five percent think it has improved. Figures from Statistics Denmark show that there are 28,000 fewer public sector workers than there were in 2010. – MetroXpress

Muslims being urged to fight in Syria

Imam Abu Ahmed and other radical Muslim groups are urging young Danish Muslims to go to Syria and fight in the name of Jihad. Ahmed encourages the action during the his teachings at the Quba mosque in Amager via the use of videos and professional propaganda photos. Ahmed has previously been a teacher of several of the Danes involved in terror cases, although he has not officially lent his support to the holy war in Syria. Salafist organisation Hjælp4Syrien.DK also collects money to help young people “die for Allah” in Syria. – Jyllands-Posten

More elderly still working

More and more elderly are working beyond retirement age and the number is expected to rise, according to elderly advocacy group Ældre Sagen, which pointed to the 35,264 people over 70 that are active in the work force. In Djøf, the union for lawyers and economists, there are 208 members over 70 still at work, up from 64 in 2003. There are also 377 doctors over 70 still active. People working into old age will be an increasing trend, as number of people between the ages of 65 and 69 has risen from 15 to 19 percent since 2000 and will continue to grow. – Politiken

Scandinavians better at seeing their doctors

Scandinavians are less apprehensive about seeing their doctors when suffering from symptoms that could indicate cancer, according to a new report. The report, compiled for the International Cancer Benchmark Partnership, looked at 19,000 people from six different countries and found that Danes, Swedes and particularly Norwegians were better than Canadians, the British and Australians at going to see their doctors when showing cancerous symptoms. – Videnskab





  • 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.