It is also the union representative who has the right to negotiate both during the appointment and during the annual wage negotiations and to conclude agreements on setting your salary. If your job does not have a union representative, the DM secretariat will help you. As a public sector employee, you are covered by parental leave agreements applicable to your collective agreement. If you work under the terms of another collective agreement or individual contract, the conditions of parental leave from that contract apply. Their employment is governed by the collective agreement of state graduates that has been concluded between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Professional Association (COLLECTIVE Agreement AC). Your registration is subject to the Executive Order on PhD. You can also be employed under the collective agreement for academics working in the regions or on an individual contract, depending on where you work. The AC collective agreement includes, among other things, a basic salary plan in which you are placed based on your level of education and seniority, as well as the working time provisions. PhD students have their own appendix to the AC collective agreement, which defines their rights, among other things, with respect to pension, parental leave and sickness. If your job is governed by one of the three collective agreements, your weekly working time is 37 hours.
If you are a doctoral student at a university, you are required to „execute contracts for the employer university as instructed, to a degree that corresponds to a total of 840 hours of work over a three-year period.“ Employment ends without notice after the end of the three-year period of employment. Hiring may also be interrupted immediately when registration as a PhD student is completed or completed. The Doctoral student is required to work a total of 840 hours for the institution. The work may consist of communication, research or teaching. In specific cases and after a concrete and motivated application, the 840 hours can be reduced, accompanied by a corresponding reduction in remuneration. The scope and nature of the work must be finalized and consensual after the semesters and planning is carried out accordingly throughout the registration period. You should be aware that if you are a doctoral student at a university, you are not entitled to compensation for overtime unless the overtime is due to the fact that you have exceeded the 840-hour limit for the work done for the university.