Hungary -Malev union forms strike committee -January 30, 2012

Talks between management and the Air Transport Association Union (LESZ) at Malev Ground Handling (a unit of national carrier Malev Hungarian Airlines) on a collective contract have been broken off and the union has formed a strike committee, said LESZ chairman Attila Csorba. The contract ended 31 December 2011, but the union wants to extend it with some changes for another three years, according to Csorba. He said the union’s demands would not raise payroll costs. According to Malev the only issue concerning the collective contract was the length of time for which it should be extended. LESZ is demanding a 10% pay increase and a 5% rise in headcount, the airline said. The first round of strike talks is to take place soon, parties expected.

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent


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