Hungary - Municipal workers strike - June 30, 2016

Nearly 5,000 municipal employees across the country refused to work on 22 June, demanding higher wages. The two-hour strike was organized by the trade union of Civil Servants and Public Employees (MKKSZ). According to the trade union, 4,800 civil servants joined the strike in more than 100 local government offices. In some smaller cities more than half of the civil servants refused to work. The municipal employees have not received a raise in eight years. While civil servants working at the newly created district government offices are due to receive a 30 percent pay rise in July, municipal government employees have been left out.

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