Hungary - Municipal workers strike for better pay - August 31, 2016

Municipal civil servants are planning a one-day strike in September to demand higher pay. The newspaper initiative was announced after it became clear that the responsible minister is no longer meeting with the trade unions. Among the concerns raised by the unions are issues arising from discrepancies between the duties of local and national civil servants. In June 2016, municipal employees held a two-hour strike to seek salary increases of 30 percent on average. The failure of this action has now prompted the full-day strike.

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