The commemoration in Pécs started at the monument of the Revolutionary Workers Councils where József Perényi, president of the Mecsek Association of Workers’ Councils held a speech.

Mr Perényi emphasized: “I am on the firm belief that the real role and story of the 1956 workers councils have not been fully researched and explored until today as each and every political force tends to view worker self-management in a negative light. We also experienced this aversion when we established the first grassroots trade unions at workplaces at the beginning of the political changes in 1990. “