Hungary - Unions protest against government measures - December 6, 2010

Over 3,000 people turned out for a protest against the government’s methods and actions organised by three union confederations, in Budapest outside the Academy of Sciences on Saturday 4 December. The demonstration was organised by a committee made up of the National Confederation of Hungarian Trade Unions (MSzOSz), the Autonomous Trade Union Confederation (ASsZs) and the Forum for the Co-operation of Trade Unions (SZEF). Leaders of these confederations said that a parliamentary majority has approved and is preparing to approve legislation that conflicts with the constitutional rule of law as well as basic EU rights. The union leaders and some MPs spoke in favour of legal security in the public sector, a predictable and fair pension and tax regime and for wages that can help make people earn a living (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 November 2010).

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