The Ministry of Human Resources (Emmi) has told unions that a strike planned by teachers on Monday would be illegal as the Jan. 28 court ruling on the matter was not final.
It is only lawful to hold a strike in Hungary in possession of a final court ruling on the matter.
The government called the unions to postpone Monday’s mass strike and to act within the law.
The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that children and parents had suffered enough already due to the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic. Students must attend school on Monday since the strike is illegal, it added.
However, Hvg reported that the traffic could be “paralysed” by a demonstration!
On Monday, in solidarity with the planned teachers’ strike, the Hungarian Trade Union Confederation (MASZSZ) will hold a demonstration on the streets of Budapest with 200 cars.
According to the news portal, the demonstration starts at 2 p.m. from Heroes’s Square with approximately 200 cars. The route of the procession is the following:
Heroes’ Square – Andrássy street (út) – Károly boulevard (körút) – Elizabeth Bridge – Attila street (út) – Alagút street (utca) – Fő utca (main street) – Bem embankment (rakpart) – Margaret Bridge – Szent István boulevard (körút) – Váci street (út) – Lehel street (út) – Dózsa György street (út) – Heroes’ Square.
The organisers said that this demonstration of solidarity with the teachers will also aim to facilitate general wage settlements.
Since the police refused to close down the areas for the duration of the demonstration, the organisers said that it will probably “paralyze” the traffic of Budapest