At the next level in the hierarchy, there are agreements for certain sectors, although these agreements contain the text of the basic agreements as the first section. Negotiations at the branch level are generally conducted in parallel with the various associations (and their member unions). For example, there is a series of negotiations between NHO and LO and their affiliated unions and another round of negotiations between NHO and YS (Loa`s main private competitor) and their affiliated unions, although the final outcome of these parallel negotiations is almost always the same. In some rounds of negotiations in the private sector, the federal government takes the lead and coordinates negotiations at the industrial level; in others, affiliated unions negotiate separately. The possibility of moving from a centralised and separate collective bargaining at the sectoral level, decided by LO as the dominant association, offers greater flexibility to trade unions.1 Nevertheless, there are still aspects of agreements that are specific to particular sectors and, in some cases,. B, as in the financial sector, unions play a more important role. As with basic agreements, confederations and their related companies sign separate agreements with employers. For example, the employers` organisation of the financial industry enters into separate agreements with Finansforbundet (the union affiliated with YS) and HK and Postkom (two LO member organisations). Lo also signs the HK and Postkom chords. There may also be differences in the bargaining positions of trade unions. For example, the 2009 funding agreement provided that individual companies would have lower increases than those agreed at the sector level. Lo and its partners have accepted the agreement, but because the subsidiary of YS Finansforbundet is the largest union in the industry. There are separate agreements between the various trade union confederations and the bodies representing employers, but on many issues the agreements have the same wording, with other than amendments to take into account specific structures.
(However, there are considerable differences between public and private sector agreements with respect to worker representation – see section on workplace representation.) The most important of these agreements is the agreement between LO, the largest trade union confederation, and NHO, the largest national employers` organisation in the private sector. This means that the rate reimbursement rate is 100% in the public sector, but only about 58% in the private sector, according to the calculations of the Fafo study for 2013.5 Can collective agreements be generalised in Denmark for certain sectors? Inter-professional agreements are negotiated between different trade unions and trade union organisations, as well as by individual employers` organisations in the industries concerned and national employers` organisations. As has already been said, in some rounds of negotiations, the Confederation of Trade Unions takes the lead and is the main negotiator in the actual centralised negotiations, while in others the various unions have more flexibility to negotiate separately.