- 08 Dec 2016
- Sara Baldus
The Danish Government has decided to extend the deadline for the Holiday Act Committee of the Danish Parliament to issue its report to allow for the collective bargaining process in the spring. The Committee's efforts are put on hold.
In August 2005, the former Government set up a Holiday Act Committee composed of representatives of the social partners, former Supreme Court president Børge Dahl presiding. The Committee was tasked with preparing a report on how to modernise the Holiday Act and ensure that it would also comply with Denmark’s obligations under EU law.
It was expected that a draft Holiday Bill based on the Committee’s report could be introduced in February 2017, as described in our news commentary on the former Government’s legislative programme 2016/2017.
However, the Committee has requested the Ministry of Employment to extend the deadline for its report because the collective bargaining process 2017 in the private labour market is so close as to affect the Committee’s work on the report.
The Ministry of Employment has accepted to extend the deadline, announcing that the work of the Committee will be put on hold until the collective bargaining process has ended. Once the process has ended, the Committee is expected to issue its report within a few months.
Norrbom Vinding will follow the work of the Holiday Act Committee and report on any developments.