Hungary - Working life developments - September 30, 2018

In the Q2 report on working life developments Eurofound reports that the number of job vacancies rose to record highs and the vacancy rate is above EU average. It is reported that due to labour shortages some firms are unable to accept orders and businesses are relocating production sites abroad due to lack of personnel. Ongoing strong wage growth is helping labour conflicts to remain local and relatively mild. While industrial action in the business sector was moderate, there were tensions in the public sector. Especially amongst health workers, social workers and other public servants that did not benefit from earlier wage rises.

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