A strike over higher pay continued at German carmaker Audi’s base in Győr, in north-west Hungary, for the second day on Friday, even as management and union leaders continued to negotiate.
Production at the base has come to a “practical halt” since the strike started at 6.00am on Thursday, said Tibor Szimacsek, one of the leaders of the Audi Hungaria Independent Union (AHFSZ).
The union is demanding a wage increase of at least 18 percent, but no less than 75,000 forints (EUR 235) a month.
They also want the annual threshold for non-wage benefits raised to 787,000 forints from 620,000 forints.
Management last proposed a wage increase on a scale “nearly the same” as an earlier offer to raise wages by 20 percent over two years, union leaders said.
Audi Hungaria employs some 13,000 people at its Győr base. AHFSZ counts about 9,000 of those workers among its members.
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