Legal assistance for student employees

2018. augusztus 14.|

The legal assistance network operated by the National Confederation of Workers’ Councils, called JOGpontok and the National Union of Students in Hungary (HÖOK) signed a cooperation agreement with a view to rendering information to student employees and to resolving their labour disputes.

Unexcused absences reached a record high

2018. augusztus 14.|

In 2016, employees in the private sector did not work on 14,1% of the official working days due to holiday, sick leave, excused and unexcused absence, revealed the analysis of the Central Statistical Office. On the average, employees were absent from their workplace for 39.1 days in 2016.

Changes in the Cafeteria system

2018. augusztus 14.|

The firm position of the National Confederation of Workers’ Councils is that the planned changes should not result in any wage decrease of workers and employees.   

After one and a half years the same wages are applied in the EU

2018. június 4.|

The picture is getting clearer concerning the regulation relevant for Hungarian posted workers, but according to road transport companies for instance, road transporting should not be regarded as posting, the president of ÉVOSZ (National Association of Constructing Industry Entrepreneurs) has pointed out the fact, that 2/3 of Hungarian workers active in the constructing industry are not considered as posted workers but sole entrepreneurs – as written in the latest edition of ’World Economy’.

The VIIth Congress of the National Confederation of Workers’ Councils has unanimously elected Imre Palkovics to remain the President of the organisation

2018. június 4.|

The Congress of the National Confederation of Workers’ Councils has unanimously re-elected Imre Palkovics to be the president of the organisation during its VIIth Congress in Balatonalmádi on 25-26th May. In his speech Imre Palkovics quoted Pope John Paul II.: „Technology transforms work. But the subject of work continues to be man.” He added: „The job of the Confederation is to protect the working man.”

Colombian President to ILO: Peace is only possible with social justice

2018. június 1.|

GENEVA (ILO News) – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told the International Labour Conference  (ILC) that having achieved peace, Colombia now needs to anchor it in social justice, by creating more jobs, tackling poverty and reducing inequality.  “I come to you today as the President of a country that is starting to build peace and is following a difficult but also hopeful path towards development, prosperity and more justice,” said Santos, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for pursuing a deal to end more than 50 years of conflict with a leftist rebel group. 

Enhancing communication strategies of workers’ organizations

2018. május 6.|

“Enhancing communication strategies of workers’ organizations”; Focused seminar in the framework of special projects for workers’ organizations in the Western Balkans 2018 Budapest, 12-13 April 2018. MOSZ and TUC Nezavisnost held a common Seminar with the title of „Efficient communication strategies for Trade Unions” in the framework of EZA special project for workers’ organizations in the Western Balkans. The Seminar was organized in Budapest in the historical Gellért hotel. Given the great number of applicants we counted fifty participants from: Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Czech, Serbian, Slovakian trade unions.

EZA education and training programme 2018

2018. május 2.|

The focuses of the European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA) 2018 education programme are the topics of “New labour relations: digitalisation and trade union strategies”, “Working and living in a digitised world”, “European pillar of social rights” and “Quality of work”. In addition, the topic of “Strategies of European institutions” is being continued, this year concentrating on “capacity building”. The special project for workers’ organisations in the Western Balkans is likewise being continued.

EZA Contributions to social dialogue 29 published: Digital World of Work

2018. március 2.|

In an academic-practical education project in the 2016/2017 education year, the European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA), in conjunction with the research Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) commissioned by the Österreichisches Zentrum für Arbeitnehmerbildung (ÖZA, Austrian Centre for Workers’ Training), contributed academic findings on digitalisation and the labour market to the seminars of five education partners from the EZA network, and enhanced this knowledge with experience from the practice of workers’ organisations.

Debate on female salaries

2018. február 6.|

Though it isn’t a Hungarian specialty, that female wages stay below male salaries the Cabinet has initiated a consultation upon this matter. The Ministry for National Economy convokes the Permanent Consultation Forum of the Public Sector and the State – according to Világgazdaság.

40 Years of European Union of Christian Democratic Workers

2017. december 2.|

60 years after the conclusion of the Treaties of Rome and 40 years after the founding of the European Union of Christian Democratic Workers, the European Union is the largest and most successful peace project of our times, a place where Europeans are rich in cultural differences, find strength in common values and enjoy more stability, security and prosperity than in many another places in the world.

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