Almengørelse mod social dumping

Steffen Bock Jensen & Allan Ahmad

Studenteropgave: Speciale


Social dumping is a significant problem in the Danish labor-market, especially after the EU’s eastern enlargement in 2004. The EU internal market, with the free movement of both service providers and labor resources, is a challenge to the nationally based Danish labor-market model. Experience from Norway shows that a general application of collective agreements concerning minimum wage-ratecan be an effective tool to combat social dumping. The thesis examines the possibilities of adoptingsuch a practice in Denmark. This is achieved by an analysis of relevant research reports and statistics, and through interviews with labor-market partners. The Danish labor-market organizations are opposed to the general application of collective agreements with the argument that it is contrary to the traditional "Danish model" of independent contracting parties resolving problems by negotiation. At the same time, the ”Danish model” is under pressure. The unions are losing members,”flexicurity” is changing character towards ”flex-insecurity”, and the Danish and international labor-market regulations are in disharmony. The general application of collective agreements concerning minimum wage-rate can be a supplement to and reinforcement of the ”Danish model”, without losing the model’s specific characteristics, and at the same time ensuring laborers against social dumping.

UddannelserForvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato9 sep. 2013
VejledereBent Greve


  • The Danish model
  • almengørelse
  • general application of collective agreements
  • den danske model
  • industrial relations
  • social dumping