Hungary - Water utility workers on strike - January 01, 2017

The national federation of water workers’ unions is organising a strike with associated organizations, in the water utility sector. This collective action will affect hundreds of thousands of citizens which will be left without water during the strike. Claiming that workers in the water sector receive ‘shamefully low’ pay and complaining that they have received only a 2.5% wage hike in the past six years on a single occasion, while other benefits have reportedly been cut, the trade union federation is seeking a uniform 30% pay rise.  

English: http://bbj.hu/economy/strike-could-leave-hundreds-of-thousands-waterless …  

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