Hungary - Wave of strike in automotive sector - June 1, 2019

After the successful strike at the Audi plant earlier this year (see our January newsletter) the country sees yet another strike action in the automotive sector. This time it is the Korean-owned tire-maker Hankook's plant where workers resorted to industrial action in demand of decent pay and more respect. Workers at the Racalmas plant reported that management had threatened to sack striking workers but after a 10-day stand­off the workers' demand for a double-digit hike in basic pay had been granted. Since the strikes at Audi several other German and Asian automotive companies including Bosch, Continental and Suzuki have agreed terms with staff who threatened similar shutdowns

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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