Language centres would be affected by teacher lockout
The teacher lockout that looks likely to take place on April 1 would also affect council-run language centres that provide Danish courses to foreigners. Privately-owned language centres would remain untouched by the conflict.
If the lockout goes in to effect, students at council-run language centres will be forced to cancel classes.
Language centre CBSI is a council-run language centre and is therefore affected by the on-going conflict between teachers and the local government association, Kommunernes Landsforening (KL). But CBSI is not involved in the negotiations and can only wait and prepare for the possibility of a lockout.
“Like everyone else, we hope that a solution is found so there will be no lockout and if it does happen, we will take it from there,” said Stig Bo Hansen, a head of department at CBSI.
CBSI has almost 1,200 students and 49 teachers who would be affected by the lockout.
According to KL, about 500 teachers in 17 council-run Danish language centres nationwide would be affected.
The affected language centres would be:
- Lærdansk Kolding
- Høje-Taastrup Sprogcenter
- Slagelse Sprogcenter
- Vestegnens Sprog- og Kompetencecenter (Brøndby)
- Sprogcentret Haderslev
- Sprogcenter Randers
- Sprogcentret Vejle
- Guldborgsund Sprog- og Integrationscenter
- Sprogcenter Skive
- Sprogcenter Viborg
- Sprogcenter Nordsjælland
- Køge Sprogcenter
- CBSI Sprogcenter
- Sprogcenter Furesø
- Sprogcenter Aalborg
- Sprogcentret Holstebro
- Sprogcenter Thisted