Hungary - Unions negotiate mass lay-offs at railway company - October 27, 2010

The Austrian railway company OBB plans mass lay-offs at its Hungarian railway-cargo subsidiary Rail Cargo Hungaria. OBB also plans talks with the Hungarian government regarding track-usage fees. According to reliable sources, austerity plans prepared by OBB could result in lay-offs of 700 to 1,000 employees in 2011, while the dismissal of 460 in the first half of 2011 would already have been decided on. The trade unions have had talks with the Austrian owner, which agreed not to dismiss any employees during the negotiation phase.

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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