The background of “The Danish Trade Union Movement, Equality and Diversity for More Than 100 Years” is that the LO Trade Union Movement (The Danish Confedaration of Trade Unions – LO) and FIU-Equality (FIU-ligestilling – a partnership of four LO trade unions working with equal opportunities and divisity on behalf of LO) really wanted to present a detailed historic narrative about the long struggle for the rights of female and male wage earners – on the labour market, as citizens in society and as people in their diversity.
“The Danish Trade Union Movement, Equality and Diversity for More Than 100 Years” has the following contents:
• The Danish Model
• The History of The Danish Labour Movement 1870-2015 in 6 chapters
• An Appendix that recounts examples of immigration to Denmark through time
We hope that this book will help to build an understanding of the trade union movement’s long fight, which led to decent living conditions for the Danish workers. An understanding that the trade unions together with the employers developed the “Danish Model”, which for over 100 years, has granted the possibility of free unionisation and equality in negotiations and discussions among the labour market’s parties. The “Danish Model” goes beyond the labour market – it has been the driving force in the development of the Danish welfare state and social safety net.
There has not been room to acknowledge all the women and men that deserve a place in this history, but some of them have received small biographies here and there. We also recommend that you look in other books and sources for information about this long and fascinating story. But here is an introduction.
The publication is written by Anette Wolthers and published by FIU-Ligestilling