Collective Agreement Regulations

The collective agreement contains a wide range of conditions and a framework for the rights and obligations of employers and workers. Agreements may include provisions relating to working time and work, pay, overtime, etc., leave, pension and other aspects of work. They may also include rules on the working environment and dispute resolution. Different annexes and endorsements can be attached to the agreements. In general, the agreements contain both independent rules and provisions contained in Danish legislation. Unlike such restrictions, the law also provides for certain binding elements that a collective agreement must contain (Article 23, paragraph 1): the identity of the signatory parties, the extent and scope of their application, and the day they are signed. In addition, explicit pay levels for all occupations and categories need to be included in the pay scales (Article 23, paragraph 2). Disability both employers and employees, whether individually or represented by trade unions and employers` organizations, have the right to take action in labour courts to request all the clauses of collective labour regulatory agreements that they consider invalid (Article 43, Collective Work Act). NJORD provides legal advice on all challenges related to collective agreements. We can ensure that your company is aware of the rules of the collective agreement in question. In addition, we advise and support you on the following issues: Section 9.

Guarantees and compensation during the negotiation period. During the negotiation period, committee participants and experts invited to participate in committee work receive samples of their core activities and receive the applicable average salary for up to three months per year, and their participation in negotiations for the purpose of calculating length of service is taken into account. All expenses resulting from participation in negotiations are compensated according to the procedure of labour law, collective agreements or agreements. Workers are not required to join a union in a given workplace. Nevertheless, most industries, with an average union training of 70%, are subject to a collective agreement. An agreement does not prohibit higher wages and better benefits, but sets a legal minimum, much like a minimum wage. In addition, an agreement on national income policy is often, but not always, reached, bringing together all trade unions, employers` organisations and the Finnish government. [1] Section 15. Changes and additions to a collective agreement. Amendments and complements to an existing collective agreement are made only by mutual agreement between the parties and according to the procedure defined by the collective agreement itself or, failing that, by the procedure provided for by this Law for the conclusion of such agreements.


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