Danish Teaching Union Delegates meeting last Week Teachers in Denmark are locked in a dispute with their employers over working hours and other conditions of service The employers issued a notice of lock out to the teachers at the beginning of this month after there was no agreement over the deregulation of working hours. If conciliation does not work the schools could be shut from April 1st. The government wants teaching hours to be decided by school leaders and not subject to collective agreements. They also want to make it possible to give some teachers discretionary treatment. Education International (EI) has given its full support to the Danish teachers. To read a full report of the dispute and EI's stance go here.