Significant wage increase required

2016. október 24.|

According to industrial actors interviewed by Magyar Idők (Hungarian Times) newspaper, the severe shortage of labour will probably lead to a limited amount of wage increase but the problem can only be solved by urgent and dedicated governmental measures, adjustment programmes and new wage and contribution policies. Several companies are ready to recruit foreign workers while others halt their investments. Basic services are also jeopardised by the lack of human capital.

ILO Konference 2016

2016. június 30.|

Hungarian workers support the highly important goal defined in the report of the Director General, which states that the next target of the ILO is the global eradication of poverty in line with the 2030 Agenda of the UN. I would like to highlight two parts of the DG report which deal with issues also highly important for Hungarian workers: working poverty and the crucial role of tripartite dialogue in combating it.

Residents’ and Specialists’ Trade Union (ReSzaSz) established

2016. április 21.|

The Trade Union of Residents and Specialists would like to achieve better wages and more transparency in the health care sector even at the cost of demonstrations or strikes. “It is also the interest of patients to be able to understand the operation of hospitals and to enjoy safety even if they do not pay parasolvency (gratitude money) - says Tamás Dénes, president of the new union. If they cannot make themselves heard, the first action of the new union will be the refusal of voluntary overtime.

Growing chaos in public sector wages

2016. április 21.|

Despite the statements of the Hungarian State Treasury (MÁK), the payment of wages is still problematic in the public sector. Besides deficient payment, overpayment also occurs. Moreover, employees do not receive their pay lists or adequate information – was stated at an event organised by the National Confederation of Workers’ Councils.

EZA-Startseminar 2014 in Budapest

2014. december 19.|

Die Definition der Brennpunkte des sozialen Dialogs aus europäischer Perspektive sowie Handlungsmöglichkeiten für Arbeitnehmerorganisationen waren die Schwerpunkte des EZA-Startseminars, das vom 27. bis 28. November 2014 in Budapest, Ungarn, stattfand und in Zusammenarbeit mit MOSZ (Munkástanácsok Országos Szövetsége) und mit Unterstützung der Europäischen Union organisiert wurde.

On September 18-19, 2014, EZA organised a two-day seminar

2014. október 16.|

On September 18-19, 2014, EZA organised a two-day seminar in cooperation with MOSZ (National Federation of Workers’ Councils), at Rubin Hotel Budapest, titled “Strategies for Workers' Organisations to Design Employment and Social Policy with European Funding Possibilities”. Imre Palkovics, President of MOSZ, Nándor Csepreghy, Deputy State Secretary responsible for the Communication of Development Policy, and Roswitha Gottbehüt, Secretary General of EZA, participated in the press conference.