Hungary - Prime Minister launches ‘social consultation’ - May 27, 2011

In a letter addressed to citizens, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has launched a ‘social consultation’, with the official goal that, as the letter states, “we Hungarians find answers together on important questions of everyday life”. Ten questions can be answered on pensions, job creation, education or in relation to foreign currency loans. According to the PM, his government is ready to have talks with trade unions after the social consultation process is completed. The letter says that no government measures will be introduced during the social consultation period that affect the issues brought up by the unions recently.

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 at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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