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Budapest Transport Company Workers To Hold Eight-Day Strike Next Month

Two unions of Budapest transport company BKV have announced a multi-day strike for the second half of April. The strike will affect all branches of public transport.

The VTDSZSZ and BKSZSZ unions, which represent a combined 80 percent of BKV workers, announced on Friday that they would hold a three-day strike between April 18 and 20 and a five-day strike between April 24 and 28.

The unions called the strike after collective bargaining talks with BKV had failed to yield any progress on the question of wages increases. The unions said they had only sought a total 30 percent pay increase for workers over the last three years.

via MTI; photo: wikipedia