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New Budapest Coordination Council Főét Founded

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.02.12.

A new municipal interest coordination council (Főét) held its founding session on Tuesday.

The three-party body comprises representatives of five trade union confederations, five employer associations and representatives of the municipal council.

Addressing the meeting, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said Főét would serve as a forum for discussing labour-related issues. He said that whereas it could not make up for inadequate national interest coordination processes, it may “offer an alternative … at least the capital city according to different principles”.

The Budapest assembly voted last December to set up the council. It is tasked with facilitating consultations to pre-empt conflicts and serve as a forum to resolve them.

Featured photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI