Today’s front pages – Friday, March 22

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

Thousands of unemployed now in school

More than half of the people who have lost the right to receive unemployment benefits (dagpenge) have started studying, according to new figures. The stats, from labour market authority Arbejdsmarkedsstyrelsen, show that of the 9,649 people that have lost the right to dagpenge through mid-February, 5,430 have chosen to pursue a course of study. The unemployed are taking advantage of a special education scheme at job centres established by the government earlier this year. – Politiken

Wages for leaders on the rise

The wages for the CEOs and heads of the largest Danish companies increased by 18 percent in 2012 to 11.1 million kroner on average, according to a new report. The wage increases are ten times those of regular employees. The report, from revision and consultancy company Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), showed that it is particularly bonus payments that have contributed to pushing up the wages, something that the nation’s leading investor, ATP, has warned Danish companies not to continue. – Børsen

More young people turn to cosmetic help

In an attempt to create more beautiful versions of themselves, more and more people in their twenties make cosmetic changes to their faces. In Denmark it is legal to get cosmetic injections at the age of 18, something that more and more young people are taking advantage of. Aleris-Hamlet Private Hospitals, which has five departments around the country, said that the number of Botox and Restylane treatments has risen by 34 percent to about 4,000 treatments a year. – Kristeligt Dagblad

Danish scientist in historic squid find

The first ever global studies of giant squid showed that the mysterious creatures are very similar genetically, even though they live very far apart. University of Copenhagen professor Thomas Gilbert and his colleagues from Statens Naturhistoriske Museum, the state's  museum of natural history, have sequestered genomes from 43 giant squid from samples collected all over the world. They found that out of 20,331 genetic pointers, the squid only differed in 181 genetic base pairs, something never before seen in the animal kingdom. – 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.