Hungary - Public sector union in the lead of series of protest - February 28, 2018

The Trade Union of Hungarian Civil Servants and Public Employees (MMKSZ) has led series of smaller protests and industrial action in the public sector in February. MMKSZ started a 5-day strike on 15 February to protest for municipal officials whose income has been frozen. A union spokesperson claimed that despite multiple calls for negotiations the government refused to meet with the union. The strike is supported by the Hungarian Women’s Association. MMKSZ said that over 200 thousand public employees haven’t had a pay rise in ten years and that this resulted in a considerable loss of the purchasing value of wages. The strikes and other actions are meant to ask attention for the unfair treatment of public employees.

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