The financial sector has an integration protocol ready for the Ukraine situation
The invasion of Ukraine has given rise to an influx of refugees, which also affects Denmark. The financial sector also has a duty to help solve the problem, and it is already reasonably equipped for this through the protocol on integration of employees with different ethnic backgrounds in the standard collective agreement.
Finansforbundet is applying for membership in FH
Finansforbundet is applying for membership in FH. Finansforbundet’s National Congress decided to apply to FH to replace the strategic cooperation between the two organisations with a genuine membership. ‘It’s simply the right solution if we want to best promote our members interests’, says Kent Petersen, President of Finansforbundet.
Finansforbundet is holding an extraordinary national congress
On 20 April, an extraordinary national congress will decide whether Finansforbundet’s strategic cooperation agreement with FH will be replaced with an application for membership. The Executive Committee recommends a yes vote
Bank employees are paid for volunteer work for Ukraine
Danske Bank has expanded its employees’ opportunity to do paid volunteer work in light of the war. An opportunity that is being used extensively, including by Ervin Szerdocz, who went to reception centres at the Ukrainian border to help.
Big interest in fighting financial crime
Finansforbundet’s role as an agenda setter and bridge in the fight against financial crime was once again established at the annual compliance conference. Here, more than 200 people met to discuss what can be done to fight financial crime.
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Wall Street elites keep everyone else out
A privileged group of white men cultivate a workplace culture in hedge funds in the U.S. that impedes women, people of colour and people with a weaker social foundation from being hired or promoted. This is what Megan Tobias Neely’s research shows
The banker who got better with age
Henrik Sander-Jensen started as a banking student at Københavns Handelsbank in 1983. Today he is 58 and works with marketing in Sparinvest, where age distribution and spaciousness contribute to the positive atmosphere. And he is still going after new challenges on the job.
Danmarks Nationalbank rejects the need for a Danish e-krone
Danmarks Nationalbank assesses that there are fewer advantages than disadvantages for introducing a digital e-krone. “Because we have a well-developed financial infrastructure, new initiatives and solutions have to contribute something even better in order to gain market share in Denmark”, says Peter Ejler Storgaard, Head of Financial Stability at Danmarks Nationalbank.
Vote for a delegate for the board
It is a good idea to vote for a professional delegate to represent the employees in the company’s board, because it ensures a connection to the work of the Works Council, and because they have the most knowledge of what is going on with the employees, says President of Finansforbundet Kent Petersen.
Bank customers demand sustainability
More than one in three people are prepared to change banks if they do not experience their current one as sufficiently climate-conscious. This is shown in a new survey which reveals increased awareness of sustainability amongst consumers over several parameters.
Community will get stronger in 2022
President of Finansforbundet Kent Petersen is looking forward to a year in which new collective agreements will be prepared, solutions for individual, flexible organisation of working life will be created and in which Finansforbundet will continue to devote its efforts to cooperation with organisations and companies in order to remain as strong as possible. “My personal goal is to strengthen the sense of community by getting out and meeting a lot of union representatives and members in the workplace”, he says.
Financial employees are increasingly focusing on continuing education
“The drive to learn new things and develop is growing”, says Søren Laursen, Managing Director of Finanssektorens Uddannelsescenter. He is seeing a particularly high demand for courses in digitalisation, sustainability, compliance and management.
A year of danish vacations, holidays and festivals
One of the best things about working in Denmark is the generous amount of paid time off work. In this podcast, Kay Xander Mellish gives and overview of the full year of Danish vacation weeks, holidays, and festivals, so you can plan in advance to enjoy them fully – like the Danes do. Kay is an American who has worked for several large Danish companies and has collected her insights on working culture in Denmark into books, podcasts, and lectures.
The sails are set to get unemployed people over 50 back to work
Paid upgrading, workshops, network meetings, temporary employment agencies and personal career advisors are some of the tools in a new project where Finansforbundet and FTFa are cooperating to get unemployed people over 50 years into jobs. “It’s hard to land a new job when you as a financial employee have turned 50 and are hit by unemployment”, says Steen Lund Olsen, President of FTFa and Vice-President of Finansforbundet.
Young people want trade unions – they just don’t know it
The values the trade union movement stands for speak to young people, labour market researchers say. But if young people are to discover this and sign up in larger numbers, it will require leg work and good offers. Corona and sustainability can maybe support the efforts.