A majority of Parliament voted in April to strengthen and restructure Danish efforts on the working environment to prevent people from getting sick or being burnouted in the workplace. To achieve this goal, the Danish Agency for Health and Safety at Work has made available some DKK 460 million (€62 million as of 17 February 2020) by 2022. The political agreement is based on the recommendations of the expert committee tasked with assessing work environment efforts, which presented its recommendations in September 2018. Much of the agreement was implemented through a revision of the Working Environment Act adopted in December. A new consolidation law on the world of psychosocial work has yet to be implemented. The main mechanism is vertical coordination, in Denmark, centralised decentralisation with the central or sectoral level as the central point. The industrial agreement in the manufacturing sector is a view on the expected level of wage increases (if any) and the rest of the labour market follows the agreement reached on this. In addition, there is some coordination between the higher trade unions/employers` organisations and the lower level on realistic wage prospects that could be put on the negotiating agenda. In Denmark, the minimum wage is set at industry level.
There is no statutory national minimum wage or single national minimum wage, set by collective agreements. The minimum wage is therefore set by the social partners only at sectoral level. Among other new contractual elements, the contribution to the optional wage account will increase from 4% to 7% over the duration of the collective agreement. This gives each employee greater flexibility in choosing between free time, pay or increasing pension contributions. At the same time, the parties agreed to ensure modernization and greater awareness in the various companies of the optional remuneration account and the possibilities of choice. It is also planned to use the duration of the collective agreement to facilitate the management of the optional payroll account for both employees and employers. . . .