Hungary -Former Malev staff stages demo over unpaid wages -May 1, 2012

Hundreds of former employees of bankrupt national air carrier Malev staged a demonstration at the National Development ministry over their and the airline’s situation. The airline cancelled all its flights and terminated operation on 3 February due to financial difficulties and is currently undergoing a liquidation process. Union representatives handed over a petition to a ministry official, requesting an explanation from the development minister, the government and parliament about the situation. The unions also demand payment of all due remuneration and benefits and the government’s assistance in helping the more than 2,000 families affected by the Malev bankruptcy. Csaba Demeter, the deputy chairman of the pilots’ union Hunalpa, told demonstrators that the ministry official gave them assurance that the ministry would make every effort to resolve the situation.

 

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