Hungary - Unions win transport strike - January 18, 2010

Late on Sunday 17 January the unions and the management of the Budapest public transport company BKV reached agreement. Six days of strike resulted in success for the unions, who had basically all of their demands satisfied. The only concession they had to make was accepting a cap stipulated by BKV that the total 2010 pay bill, including in-kind benefits, cannot exceed HUF 59 billion (Euro 216 million) (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 December 2009).



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