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

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    Default 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?"
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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



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    Yes.
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    Yep. No choice if we want to balance the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetruthspeaks View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by thetruthspeaks View Post
    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

    http://news.howzit.msn.com/article.a...ntid=254797233
    "Teachers are returning to work this week with their organisation strengthened as a result of their resistance."

    From the article you linked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SayItAintSo View Post
    "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".

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