Collective bargaining 2010 round in the private sector – University of Copenhagen

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Collective bargaining 2010 round in the private sector


The purpose of this project is to develop the understanding of collective bargaining in a historical sociologic perspective and consists of several elements. Together the elements form part of FAOS' continuing analysis of collective bargaining in Denmark, but also as an up-to-date communication through FAOS' OK 2010 website (in Danish).

The first element contains brief factual notes on relevant issues in the ongoing negotiations and will therefore be guided by the actual events as they happen. This part is to a large extent aimed at giving a historical insight into bargaining issues and dynamics to a broader audience. In addition, it consists of an updated summary of negotiations.

The second element consists of papers and articles of a more analytical character. In these we analyse the process of bargaining, actors' preferences, the political and economic situation and the possibility of agreement or conflict. The bargaining round of 2010 is moreover compared with previous rounds and the papers form part of FAOS continuing analysis of collective bargaining in Denmark. The papers are also published in shorter versions in the daily newspaper Politiken.

The third element consists of scientific articles in which the collective bargaining round is analysed for an academic audience. Here focus will be on the Danish industrial relations model and its ability to regulate terms and conditions of employment in a comparative perspective. How does the model fare in comparison with other the models of other countries? Can we detect fundamental change or status quo?

The project is carried out by Jørgen Steen Madsen, Jesper Due, Søren Kaj Andersen and Christian Lyhne Ibsen.

Project period: 1 November 2009 to 1 December 2010.