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Unions to Demonstrate in Solidarity with Teachers

MTI-Hungary Today 2022.01.14.

The Hungarian Association of Trade Unions (MASZSZ) will hold a demonstration on Jan. 31 to express solidarity with a teachers’ strike called for the same day, MASZSZ said in a statement on Thursday.

The action will also be aimed at supporting the wage talks of the member unions of the association, it said in a statement.

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"The government starts to mention Gyurcsány when it cannot provide a meaningful and credible response to the shortage of teachers and the low and humiliating wages," the Unions said.Continue reading

MASZSZ deputy president Tamás Székely said the demonstration would be coordinated with the teachers’ strike but declined to disclose further details.

In its Thursday session, the association confirmed its support for extending the job seekers’ benefit from three months to 270 days.

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MASZSZ demanded this move several times, most recently after the massive lay-offs that stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic, the statement said.

In the featured photo illustration: teachers’s demonstration in 2019. Photo by Márton Mónus/MTI