Hungary -Mass lay-offs at Malév and Budapest airport -February 27, 2012

Malév Hungarian Airlines, the state-owned Hungarian airline, on 3 February ceased flying after the government withdrew financing. It has been announced that the airline will lay off 2,060 of the total of 2,600 employed.  Budapest Airport has announced that a process of mass redundancy, covering 250 workers, has been started in connection with the bankruptcy of Malév. The Airport management has notified the labour market authorities and has called on the unions to start consultations about the lay-offs (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 5 January 2012).

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent

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