The Graphic Association of Denmark (GA) is a trade and employers’ association. Its goal is to strengthen the profitability of GA’s business members and at the same time ensure the greatest possible freedom of action:
As a trade association, GA monitors the developments in market conditions, legislation, technology, environment, etc. This knowledge is communicated to the members via GA’s magazine, newsletters, website, courses, and member meetings.
As an employers’ association, GA looks after the interests of the members through negotiation and interpretation of collective agreements, questions relating to employment law, advises on working environment questions, and educational matters.
GA is a democratic member led association, where president and board are elected directly by the members at a general meeting.
To encourage a wider democracy, seven regional associations each with its Regional Board of directors is elected in all regions of Denmark. The chairmen of the Regional Association constitute GA’s board of representatives, which is an important interface between Regional Associations and the Board of Directors.
The Board of 11 members appoints a Chief Executive who has the day to day responsibility for the management and operation of the Association.
As of 2010 GA organises 504 member companies employing 8.500 employees with a total payroll cost of EUR 429,1 million.
GA has member companies in a broad range of industry processes, from pre-press, printing houses (sheet fed and web offset), bookbinding, screen printers, etc.
GA has 29 employees with headquarters in Odense. GA is a member of The Confederation of Danish Employers (DA).
GA is a member of several international organisations, such as Intergraf, Fespa and Egin.
GA’s services can be categorised as follows:
|Legal advocacy and advice.|
|Environmental best practice.|
|Education and courses.|
|Insurance policy in relation to sickness and maternity.|
|Employment advice and best practice.|
|Commercial and trade matters.|
|Lobbying of government.|