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Emergency meeting: Get kids back in school

DANISH NEWS - half a million Danish children could be back in school as soon as Monday, as government holds emergency cabinet meeting to resolve teacher lockout

The government is preparing to intervene in the teacher conflict, reports seven59 and other Danish media.

Ministers have been summoned to an emergency cabinet meeting this morning and an intervention will be announced shortly after, allowing pupils to return to school on Monday.

A special session of parliament has been convened for tomorrow, a public holiday, to pass the legislation needed.

KL, (The National Association of Local Authorities in Denmark), and the Finance Ministry imposed the lockout on April 1st after the Danish Teachers Union (DTU) failed to accept a new labour agreement that would lead to all-day teaching. 557,000 schoolchildren have been hit by the lockout.

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