Danish healthcare workers on strike for higher wages

Thomson Financial News, April 16, 2008 Copenhagen - Around 100,000 Danish healthcare workers went on strike Wednesday for a larger wage increase, the daily Jyllandsposten reported. The workers, including nurses, dental hygienists and bioanalysts, are demanding a wage increase of 15 percent over the next three years, while employers have only consented to a 12.8 percent raise. Labour market researchers said political intervention might be the only way to stop the strike, the Jyllandsposten reported. However, Prime Minister Fogh Rasmussen said he did not wish to interfere. ... Danish