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.

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In February this year, the total number of employees in Denmark hit 3,014,700.  384,667 of those were international citizens – roughly the number of citizens in the whole of Aarhus Municipality, and the highest it has ever been.   But an analysis by Arbejderbevegelsens Erhvervsråd (Workers’ Union’s Business Council, AE) has found that internationals are overrepresented […]

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