Agence France-PresseApril 25, 2013 10:01
Denmark's government on Thursday moved to end a bitter month-long dispute with teachers over working hours that has left 800,000 pupils out of classes.
"We have reached a point at which the government finds it necessary to intervene," Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt told reporters at a news conference.
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.