Danish government will pay 75% of threatened private sector salaries

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Denmark is planning to pay employees in the private sector 75% of their salary if there is no guarantee they can work because of the Coronavirus crisis.

The decision comes after an agreement was reached between the government, employer’s organisations and employee Unions.

During a press conference, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the government understood it was possible some workers might be forced to go home due to a lack of work. Employees would have to take five days of holiday in exchange.

The agreement covers the period from the 9th of March to the 9th of June.

The offer is one of several economic aid packages by the government to help companies and employees cushion the effect of tough measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The measures include shutting borders, closing schools and universities, and sending home all public sector workers with non-critical jobs.

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