Nye kollektive transportformer: Overenskomstdækning og løndannelse

Tobias Didriksen von der Ahé

Student thesis: Master thesis


The purpose of this thesis is to outline and analyze the collective agreement coverage of Den-mark´s first light rail system. Two labour unions - 3F and DJ - has requested negotiation with em-ployers association DI, that are considered relevant party, as they have several operators as members and with unions agreements covering both bus driver area and railway. Historical tradi-tions within the field of public transportation will be held against the potential changes. Moreover will the economic aspects linked to a collective agreement be analyzed. Finally the thesis presents analysis on what potential consequences the law remark for Aarhus Letbane I/S (L77) § 16 will have on “the Danish Model”. The thesis is divided into three major parts. This will facilitate an illumination of the aspects regard-ing law, economics and politics. Based on reviewed academic literature and the conducted analy-sis, the essential conclusion regarding the legal part have been presented, which argue that the drivers of the light rail are not considered to be covered by existing Danish collective agreements. If a collective agreement has been signed it was also concluded that the other part would not be allowed to establish a conflict after the main rules on labour marked. It was further found that the use of labour clauses can promote conflict with existing EU law. The conclusion was that Midttrafik cannot give an operator obligation to a potential collective agreement between DI and 3F or DJ. From the economic analysis it was concluded that a different wage level among the profession represented by 3F and DJ was a result of several factors; educational selection, organization re-cruitment and retention policy, and institutional conditions. The focal point was that the wage dif-ference will have an economic impact - hence the negotiation parties will seek the lowest possible cost. Lastly, in the integrated analysis it was found that the law remark created a foundation for increas-ing expenses, as it establishes higher educational requirements compared to foreign experience. Conclusively it was found that the law remark compromises “the Danish Model” self-regulation principle.

EducationsMSc in Commercial Law, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2014
Number of pages84