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.
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).