Hungary -State-led trade union proposed -May 16, 2013

Parliament is considering a law which would require all teachers to join a new organisation whose task would be to represent educators in negotiations with the state. Under the proposal all school and kindergarten teachers who work in state-run institutions would automatically become members. Unlike most unions, there will be no membership fees. The organisation’s officers and coordinators in each county will receive a modest state salary. The proposal is motivated with the argument that ‘the government has found it difficult to conduct negotiations with several different representative groups’. In practice the government has often clashed with the trade unions over issues such as wages and the takeover of local schools by the central government.

English: http://www.politics.hu/20130516/government-mulling-creation-of-single-mandatory ...

 

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