The Social Democratic and Socialist People’s parties want to increase the working week by one hour, a proposal conditionally supported by the unions.
“I understand that they will try to enter into a tripartite agreement on incentives that can get people to work more, and that is something we see in a positive light,” says FOA Fag og Arbejde Chairman Dennis Kristensen.
The HK union is also prepared to accept longer working hours as, it appears, is the Confederation of Danish Trades Union.
The leaders of the Social Democrats and Socialist People’s Party are due to hold a news conference later today to present their “Fair Solution” economic plan.
Fair Solution is intended to provide a further DKK 40-45 billion to state coffers, which is more than the European Union requires in convergence requirements and more ambitious than the government’s current plans.
Apart from a longer working week, the plan is also reported to address quicker education for students, a clean-up in state support for businesses and lower business taxation than the two parties have previously suggested.