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Danish Unions fight for ‘The Danish model’

CS  together with other professional organizations have just made an agreement for employees in the Danish Defense, which is valid for the next three years When government employees’ working conditions and wage limits are to be determined, this is done in Denmark through negotiations between the employees’ Unions and representatives …

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Still In The Shadow of COVID-19

From the Central Association of Permanent Defence Personnel (CS), Denmark: Everything is still affected by Covid 19. Employees from the Danish Emergency Management Agency and the Home Guard help in test centers and call centers due to COVID-19. In this context, the Danish Emergency Management Agency has employed approx. 200 …

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News From Denmark

Now that a new wave of the COVID-19 epidemic has been registered in Denmark, the armed forces continue to protect their employees. There is still a focus on extra thorough cleaning of workplaces and employee safety. Protective agents in the form of e.g. face masks and gloves are recommended where …

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HKKF to the New Danish Minister for Defence: We are Ready to Cooperate to Achieve the Grand Visions

On 27 June 2019, Trine Bramsen took office as Denmark’s new Minister for Defence, and on 17 August 2019, she presented her visions for the Danish Defence in a feature article. In the article, she states that she wants to focus on the employees of the Danish Defence, implementation of …

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Bringing Defence Issues to the Public’s Attention

It is important that the public relates to the armed forces, just as they relate to other institutions in our society. CS wants to have a public discussion of, what the Danish defence can and cannot do with the current size and budget. In June, the small Danish island of …

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Speech of HKKF President Vinther at EPSU Congress

The HKKF President and EUROMIL Board Member Flemming Vinther delivered a speech at the EPSU Congress in Dublin this year. The full text of the speech is available hereunder. For more information, please contact HKKF. Dear delegates, dear EPSU colleagues I am pleased to note that the basic right to …

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The Danish Defence-Budget Increases: CS Recommends More Employees

Abstract – In the beginning of February 2019, it was announced that the Danish government will increase the defence budget. The Danish defence budget gets added a total of an additional 4,5 billion Kroner (approx. 600 million Euro). CS President Jesper K. Hansen hopes the added money will be used to …

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CS Presidents Congress Speech Was A Call To Politicians To Take The Strain On Employees In Danish Defence Seriously

CS (Danish Central Association of Permanent Defence Personnel) had their Congress on the 9th and the 10th of November. CS President Jesper K. Hansen’s opening speech on the Congress was directly targeted towards the Danish politicians and the commanding officers in the Danish defence. The Danish defence has the same …

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The Lack of Correlation Between Tasks and Resources in the Danish Military

In Denmark, the employees of the military pay the price when the politicians want to compensate for not spending enough money in the defense budget. One of the big topics of discussion in Denmark during the summer has been whether Denmark should increase the defense-budget to the promised two percent …

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Denmark: Soldiers on the Front Line in the Fight for Public Sector Collective Agreements

On 4 June, public sector employees in Denmark got new collective agreements. A large majority of trade union members voted in favour of the agreements, which came about after historically long negotiations that put the negotiating parties on the verge of a major labour dispute. Danish soldiers played an active …

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