Social dumping og Fagbevægelsens kamp: med udgangspunkt i BAT-Kartellets strategiske overvejelser i kampen mod social dumping

Patrich Michelsen, Karsten Skjellerup, Wanja Öhler & Line Lund Hebbelstrup

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This paper examines the danish cartel formation “BAT” (Building, construction and
wood), which is constituted by multiple collective labour unions based on
“solidarity”, and their struggle against the phenomena “social dumping”. The paper
uses theory on public relations, lobbyism and the academic traditions of “Industrial
relations” and “varieties of capitalism” to examine the strategic possibilities of the
BAT cartel. To do this we look at selected documents from BAT, an interview
conducted with the director of BAT’s secretariat, and the European directive on the
posting of workers among other directives. We use ‘varieties of capitalism’ to paint a
more holistic picture of the very different levels of abstraction, which are influencing
the actual behavior of BAT, from membership numbers, national politics, to EU law.
We conclude that the European directives, and EU law in general, plays a great role
in regulating the rules on posted workers in the otherwise voluntary and collective
model of negotiation on the danish labour market.
We also conclude that BAT seems careful of their role both in media, towards EU,
and towards the posted workers. The posted workers is thought to be an asset which
should be attracted by the exclusive offers the unions are willing to provide, so they
can share their insights and contacts with the unions.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2017
Antal sider75
VejledereLise Lotte Hansen


  • social dumping
  • BAT-Kartellet
  • EU
  • Fagbevægelsen
  • Udstationeringsdirektivet