Denmark - Labour dispute might lead to nationwide public-sector strike - March 31, 2018

An ongoing labour dispute could mean the country will be effectively paralysed from 1 April 2018 when public service workers go on strike or are locked out, if no agreement has been reached by that time. The unions, representing 180,000 state employees and around 500,000 people employed by the municipalities, are demanding an 8.2% pay rise over three years but have been offered only 6.7%. The government can choose to stop the conflict by law with a lock-out and unions therefore expect a quick government intervention.

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