Hungary - Teachers’ union announces strikes in 2016 - December 31, 2015

Pedagógusok Szakszervezete (PSZ), one of the country’s two main teachers unions, has announced to hold street demonstrations and even strikes, if the government refuses to make concessions on serious issues concerning the state of the public education system. The trade union has stated that the way in which public education is funded does not ensure the smooth operation of public schools. At the union’s congress the teachers’ representatives voted to demand the government to address numerous problems affecting the financing and smooth operation of public schools which are being caused by KLIK (the government’s national public education umbrella organization); to prepare an in-depth analysis of the state of public education in recent years for the benefit of a parliamentary debate. The trade union also decided to start the preparations for street demonstrations and strikes in 2016 should the deliberations be unsuccessful.

English: http://budapestbeacon.com/public-policy/teachers-union-green-lights … 

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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