Hungary -Taxi drivers hold demo in Budapest May 1, 2012

Taxi drivers demonstrated in Budapest to protest against the planned rules of the local government of the capital. Some 200 drivers of different taxi companies gathered in the centre of Budapest, holding a funeral procession to demonstrate burying the profession. Trade union leader Zsolt Farkas told that the new technical requirements would bar most vehicles currently used. The drivers are also demanding fixed tariffs for all companies and drivers.

Source: Maté Komiljovics


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 Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova All rights reserved. The ETUI is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter, please visit You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012. To unsubscribe, please contact Mariya Nikolova.

News Archive