Europaudvalget (EUU) Alm. Del, Samling 2018-19 (1. Samling) spm. 166
The European Affairs Committee (EEU) General Section, Collection 2018-19 (1st Session), Question 166
The Danish Ministry of Employment
The Minister was asked to give his assessment on whether the scope of the Viking Line Case and the CJEU’s judgement, as it was referred to in the parliamentary motion B 106 (2018-2019), gives a true and fair view of the right to take collective action, including strike. The question was posed because the description of EU-case in the parliamentary motion indicated that the CJEU found the conflict between the parties in the case in violation of EU-law. In his answer, the Minister stated that the description of the CJEU case in the motion was flawed and continued by providing the Ministry’s own interpretation of the case. In this answer, the Minister referred to CJEU’s reference to the Charter, whereupon the right to carry out industrial action, including the right to strike, must be acknowledged as a fundamental right, which is an integral part of the general principles of the EU, whose compliance the Court must secure.