Strikes to widen in Denmark

Reuters, April 24, 2008 Copenhagen - An additional 12,000 Danish nurses and public sector workers plan to walk off the job next week, joining 36,000 people who are already on strike over a wage dispute that one union official described on Thursday as deadlocked. Employers set a Friday meeting to discuss a lockout but neither side saw much chance of a quick resolution. "I think this will last for several weeks. It could go on to last up to eight weeks or more," Dennis Kristensen, head of FOA, one of the largest Danish trade unions, told Reuters. ... Strikes