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Danish Government faces down striking Teachers and WINS; Does the Irish Government have the will to do the same here?


thetruthspeaks

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Danish Government "Locks out" Teachers and WINS; Does the Irish Government have the will to do the same here?

N.B. Mods can you edit the thread Title as it was a lock out by the Danish government of the teachers and not a strike by the teachers.
Can you change the title of the thread to; "Danish Government "Locks out" Teachers and WINS; Does the Irish Government have the will to do the same here?"
Thanks


Not surprisingly in the Irish media there has been no mention of the four week long Lock out of Danish teachers -which was done by the government there. The dispute was resolved it seems (in the government's favor) with legislation.
The Teachers lost big Time and this happened in a socialist country.
Does the Irish Government have the will to "Lock out" Teachers here?





Danish government uses law to end all-out teachers' strike

Danish government steps in to end teacher lock-out - howzit MSN News



 
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sic transit

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Yes.
 

Mr. Bumble

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Not surprisingly in the Irish media there has been no mention of the four week long strike by Danish teachers -which was faced down by the government there with legislation.
The Teachers lost big Time and this happened in a socialist country.
Does the Irish Government have the will to face down striking Teachers here?
Danish government uses law to end all-out teachers' strike

Danish government steps in to end teacher lock-out - howzit MSN News
The teachers ended up with a pay rise according to one article you linked.

The other article states that their union was stregthened as a result of the strike.
 

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Let's hope so. I few weeks without pay might knock some sense into one of the most cossetted and overpaid professions in this country.
 

Kevin Doyle

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The teachers ended up with a pay rise according to one article you linked.

The other article states that their union was stregthened as a result of the strike.

people always taking things out of context
 

SayItAintSo

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Not surprisingly in the Irish media there has been no mention of the four week long strike by Danish teachers -which was faced down by the government there with legislation.
The Teachers lost big Time and this happened in a socialist country.
Does the Irish Government have the will to face down striking Teachers here?
Danish government uses law to end all-out teachers' strike

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"Teachers are returning to work this week with their organisation strengthened as a result of their resistance."

From the article you linked.
 

thetruthspeaks

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The teachers ended up with a pay rise according to one article you linked.

The other article states that their union was stregthened as a result of the strike.
The second article quotes a Politician promising something before the strike was ended -that's way off what happened in the end.
The Socialist worker article (1st article) is probably more accurate as they certainly would have boasted about pay increases had the teachers secured them.
 

thetruthspeaks

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"Teachers are returning to work this week with their organisation strengthened as a result of their resistance."
From the article you linked.
Selective quoting there it also says;
"The government ended the lockout by pushing through emergency legislation to force a settlement.

This gives the employers much of what they wanted in terms of deregulation of teachers working hours and conditions.

It gives powers to individual heads in much the same way as education secretary Michael Gove wants to see here. What this will mean in practice in individual schools is yet to be seen.
But it could see head teachers determining how much time individual teachers spend on teaching, planning and preparation".
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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In one protest, teachers formed a 20-mile human chain between the capital Copenhagen and the town of Roskilde.
Pretty cool. Sounds like some proper protesting.


Also, was this a lock-out, rather than a strike?

The battle began when the employers’ body, representing local authorities, locked out Denmark’s 70,000 teachers on 2 April. This meant that over 750,000 children had to stay at home.
 

FrankSpeaks

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The OP link is likely (Socialist Worker) to be partisan therefore it is difficult to offer an opinion.
 

Kevin Doyle

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The OP link is likely (Socialist Worker) to be partisan therefore it is difficult to offer an opinion.
All sources are partisan, the nature of the beast when it comes to modern media.
 

FrankSpeaks

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All sources are partisan, the nature of the beast when comes to modern media.
Ah but the Socialist Worker is likely to be particularly partisan! :)
 

Lempo

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"Teachers are returning to work this week with their organisation strengthened as a result of their resistance."

From the article you linked.
A year and a half back my own blue collar union was on a strike for a three days over a weekend and returned on Monday to work with having a pay raise just like every other trade got without striking.

I too was told "we really did show our strength and our preparedness to strike" and that it all had been a huge success.

Somehow we guys on the floor level weren't so convinced.
 

SeanieFitz

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The teachers ended up with a pay rise according to one article you linked.

The other article states that their union was stregthened as a result of the strike.
Looks like "the truthspeaks" wasn't speaking the truth!!!!!!! how ironic
 

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Education Minister Christine Antorini said 300 million kroner (40.2 million euros, $52.6 million) would be earmarked for increases in teacher salaries.

She added that a special provision giving teachers over the age of 60 favourable hours would also be scrapped.
Sounds like a nightmare!
 

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Not surprisingly in the Irish media there has been no mention of the four week long Lock out of Danish teachers -which was done by the government there. The dispute was resolved it seems (in the government's favor) with legislation.
The Teachers lost big Time and this happened in a socialist country.
Does the Irish Government have the will to "Lock out" Teachers here?
Danish government uses law to end all-out teachers' strike

Danish government steps in to end teacher lock-out - howzit MSN News
You didn't even bother your arse to read your own links:

Education Minister Christine Antorini said 300 million kroner (40.2 million euros, $52.6 million) would be earmarked for increases in teacher salaries.
 

Mr. Bumble

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The second article quotes a Politician promising something before the strike was ended -that's way off what happened in the end.
The Socialist worker article (1st article) is probably more accurate as they certainly would have boasted about pay increases had the teachers secured them.
Your link says that the Danish Education Minister has earmarked 40 million euros for teachers' pay rises. But now you say we should ignore this. This is very confusing. What parts of the links you use to support your OP should we ignore? Have you proof that these pay rises will not happen as you claim?
 
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