Hungary - Unions to protest against government measures - November 29, 2010

A number of union federations will stage a demonstration in Budapest on 4 December if negotiations with the government fail, said a statement by the joint committee of unions. According to the committee, most of the centre-right government's new laws and bills submitted to parliament “violate legal security and endanger the interests of employees.” Among other things, they plan the dismissal of 25-30,000 public servants. The unions protest that the 2011 budget bill would result in reduced real wages for a large part of employees, in particular hurting the low-paid. The committee also protests that the government seeks to divert savings in private pension funds and argues that it is creating an atmosphere against public sector employees.

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent; ...


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