Hungary -Granite turbine mechanics prepare for strike -June 10, 2015

Granite mechanics, who conduct maintenance of turbines and compressors, are paid €3 per hour while on call.

The Federation of Chemical Workers (VDSZ) has announced it will be taking strike action at Granite Hungary. Granite workers, who conduct maintenance of turbines and compressors, are paid less than their colleagues in other countries for the same work. Point of contention is the €3 per hour low pay rate for mechanics while on call. The mechanics have also complained that employment conditions during jobs on third locations are insufficient. Despite an agreement with regional Granite employers closed in April 2015 to improve conditions, workers now report that nothing has changed and that industrial action will be taken.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/hungarian-turbine-mechanics-prepare-to-strike …  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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