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Factsheet for measure DK-2021-51/2127 – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 14 December 2021 – 01 January 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Employment protection and retention
– Working time flexibility
|Author||Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||10 January 2022 (updated 19 April 2022)|
There is a growing shortage of healthcare professionals, and the pressure is growing with the latest development in the corona infection with the Omikron variant. To reduce the pressure in the healthcare system, it will be possible for healthcare professionals to transfer holidays to the next holiday year.
The Ministry of Employment is therefore changing the law, so that it is possible to free up more hands within the health sector over Christmas.
It will be possible for healthcare professionals to carry over holidays that should have been taken before 31 December 2021 to next year.
Changes were made in executive Order no. 1072 of 29 October 2019 on holiday obstacles.
The hope is that the measure is going to free more hands within the area, however it is only an option which the healthcare professionals can choose to use if they want to.
Workers in essential services
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
This is a measure taken by the government alone, and the social partners involvement is not described anywhere.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q86 Human health activities|
This case is occupation-specific
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
Eurofound (2022), Healthcare professionals can transfer their holidays to the next year, measure DK-2021-51/2127 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2021-51_2127.html
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