After a long and complicated series of negotiations, the Danish government today entered an agreement with representatives of local and regional authorities and the trade unions representing public sector employees about a long list of measures to secure and develop the quality of public services in Denmark and to make local and regional authorities attractive workplaces.
Worth noting is section 36 which includes the introduction of an academically and practically based MPA programme. I’m not quite sure what relationship this programme will have to existing MPA programmes such as that offered by Handelshøjskolen in Copenhagen.
Another point worth mentioning is that while LO (representing blue collar-workers) and AC (representing academic staff) signed the agreement, FTF (representing “ordinary” white collar-workers, nurses, police officers etc) had left the negotiations and were not explicitly part of the deal.
Full text of the agreement (in Danish) is here.