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Budapest, August 17 (MTI) – The public services workers’ union MKKSZ announced a full-day strike for September 14, the union’s president said on Wednesday.

The union demands a gross 30 percent increase in wages for local council employees effective October 2016. A warning strike was held on June 22 to highlight the fact that out of 37,000 local council workers, more than 24,000 have not received a pay rise for eight years, Péterné Boros told a press conference. Some 15 percent of workers participated in the two-hour warning strike in June, she said.

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According to the trade union, local council employees outside Budapest receive around the same monthly pay as fostered public workers 52,000 forints net (EUR 170).

Source: MTI

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