Budapest (MTI) – Teachers’ trade union PDSZ will hold a one-hour strike on Dec. 5 to demonstrate solidarity with people working in welfare services, PDSZ head László Mendrey announced on Monday.
The strike action will be aimed at calling attention to bad working conditions and low wages in the welfare sector, Mendrey told a press conference, and asked teachers and other employees in education to join the strike.
Also, the strike will demonstrate that “the solidarity of the Hungarian people, trade unions, and that of employees cannot be killed”, Mendrey said.
The strike action will complement a similar action by public service trade union MKKSZ on the same day. MKKSZ is demanding a 30 percent wage hike in the sector from Jan. 1.