Hungary - Pilots’ strike planned - April 25, 2010

As of 31 March and with four months’ notice, the Board of Directors of Malév Hungarian Airlines has terminated the currently valid collective contract, at the same time authorizing management to initiate negotiating a new agreement. Malév (re-nationalised in February 2010) has put in place a restructuring programme, including raising revenues, further rationalization of costs and flexibiisation of employment more flexible. Malév pilots, affiliated with the Hungarian Airlines Pilots' Association (HUNALPA), have threatened to conduct industrial action following disagreement over labour contract negotiations. No date has yet been specified for the strike.

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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