Local news in brief

Loud whistles on May 1
Left-wing activists plan to drown out Helle Thorning-Schmidt in Fælledparken on International Workers Day next Thursday on May 1. The group of around ten people said it would hand out whistles during the prime minister’s speech. Last year, Thorning-Schmidt and other speakers of Socialdemokraterne were booed off stage by the angry audience.

Breivik venue change
CaféTeatret on Skindergade is changing its name to Sort/Hvid and will focus more on international productions. In 2012, the local theatre came under heavy media criticism when it hosted the controversial, but critically acclaimed play ‘Manifest 2083’ based upon the writings of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik.

Egg-on collision
An innocent Easter egg game nearly ended fatally for a 50-year-old woman in Ganløse in northern Zealand. She was playing an old game where players roll an egg as far as they can without breaking it, but when she ran onto the road to get it, she was hit by a scooter. Both the woman and the driver were then taken to hospital, Nordsjællands Politi reports. 





  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

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