The Danish Nurses’ Council’s Executive Board has today sent a conflict notice to the employers.
This comes after a narrow majority voted no to the collective agreement reached earlier this year.
This is stated in a press release on the Danish Nurses’ Council’s website .
Here you can also read that the main board of the Danish Nurses’ Council (DSR) has decided to report conflict for ten percent of the members employed by the municipality and region.
The consequence of the conflict warning could eventually be a strike that could begin between 20 and 21 May, if no solution has been found before then.
However, that is not the goal, says Grete Christensen, chairman of DSR, to TV 2:
– We need to enter into real negotiations with employers. That’s why we’re sending this strike notice to put pressure on. We do not want the strike. We want the strike warning by itself to bring us closer together.
A narrow no
The conflict warning comes because a majority of the nurses a month ago voted no to the draft of a new agreement that had been negotiated in connection with OK21.
As part of the OK21 agreement, it was planned that the nurses’ salaries would increase by 5.02 percent over the next three years. But especially this part has met with criticism, as the nurse does not think it is enough.
47.3 percent of nurses voted no, while 46.5 percent voted yes. However, only a little more than half of the members of the Danish Nurses’ Council voted.
– It has been a tough year for nurses. During the Corona Pandemic, many nurses have stood in the front line and have been pushed to the limit. Nevertheless, against all odds, they have made an extraordinary effort and shown great flexibility. In that light, the agreement result is a great disappointment for many, says Grete Christensen in the press release about the conflict warning.