Hungary - Union and management reach agreement at General Electric - December 29, 2010

Management and unions at US-based General Electric’s (GE) Hungarian lighting division have reached agreement on steps to be taken in 2011 as part of two-year restructuring program. In 2011-2012 GE plans to lay off 2,109 workers, 461 less than it announced in October 2009. GE said that workers that will be dismissed will get benefits over the amount laid down in the collective contract. The company promised to co-operate with government and unions to support workers affected by the lay-offs.

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent

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