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Budapest Assembly Votes to Set up Municipal Interest Coordination Council

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.12.11.

Budapest’s assembly on Wednesday unanimously voted to set up a three-party municipal interest coordination council (Főét).

The Főét will be comprised of representatives of the municipal council, trade unions and employers’ associations.

It will be tasked with facilitating consultations to preempt conflicts, serve as a forum to settle conflicts and draft proposals and decisions on municipal affairs.

The body will also serve as a platform for promoting the three sides’ interests and brokering agreements.

The Főét will give opinion on draft municipal labour and employment regulations and monitor planned medium and long-term labour market measures.

It will also serve as a platform for discussing municipal employment policy and strategies as well as basic issues related to wages.

In the featured photo: Budapest’s leadership (Mayor Gergely Karácsony in the middle). Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI