By Jesper Kiby Denborg
Upcoming negotiations for a new collective agreement Increase in pay, improvements of training and job skills and more job satisfaction are three of many topics to be adressed at the upcoming negotiations All Nordea employees are covered by a collective agreement. Employees in Denmark are subject to the Company Agreement or Virksomhedsoverenskomsten (VOK) agreed between Nordea and Finansforbundet in Nordea. The current agreement period in Denmark expires on 1 April 2020; therefore, there is a sense of urgency around the negotiating table. Finansforbundet will negotiate with Finanssektorens Arbejdsgiverforening (FA) (Danish Employers’ Association for the Financial Sector) on a new Standard Agreement (STOK) that applies to the financial sector. It is expected to be put to a vote among the members of Finansforbundet in March 2020. Once that is
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in place, negotiations will commence with regard to a VOK for Nordea employees, based on the aforementioned STOK. The VOK is expected to be put to a vote in May.
Local agreements more specific Nordea is a large company, and thus there is a need to agree on terms that are more targeted to Nordea and Nordea’s employees than those terms found in the STOK, which sets out a more general framework. For example, the VOK allows for local agreements to be made for 24/7 (Contact Centre) and consultancy teams and this makes it more local and targeting our specific company. In the upcoming negotiations, pay raises will top the list of priorities. “The members have a demand for a noticeable increase in wages and we will work very hard to get the bank to meet them. Everyone has worked extremely hard in a very difficult market and a great deal of effort has been made within all corners of the bank,” says Dorrit Brandt, president for Finansforbundet in Nordea.
Redaktion: Dorrit Brandt (ansv.) Jesper Kiby Denborg Mona Svan Christine Asmussen Kommunikation, Finansforbundet Redaktionen modtager gerne indlæg fra medlemmerne.
More satisfaction, less stress “Nine percent of our members have been on sick-leave due to work-related stress. There is no way we can put up with that. Our long-term goal is for a stress-free Nordea, so we are strongly committed to working together with Nordea’s People department to implement measures preventing stress,” says Dorrit Brandt. Job mobility needs to be improved The central demands in the upcoming VOK will also reflect the fact that we are living in a time of big change. “We have a burning ambition for internal job mobility to improve and for employees’ skills to be reapplied. We also want more money allocated to training – and better opportunities to use training,” says Dorrit Brandt. She encourages members to take advantage of the possibilities already available for skills development. All members need to stay attractive employees – inside and outside of Nordea.
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