Autoworkers strike in Hungary wins 18 percent monthly raise

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019
Strike by thousands of autoworkers in Gyor, Hungary, won 18 percent pay hike, Jan. 24-30. Government recently gave bosses right to impose mandatory overtime of 400 hours per year.

A seven-day strike by thousands of autoworkers in Hungary, members of the Audi Hungaria Independent Trade Union, ended Jan. 30 with the unionists winning an 18 percent monthly wage raise and other benefits. That means at least $273 more a…


Hungary protests oppose law letting bosses force overtime

Vol. 83/No. 1 - January 7, 2019
Protesters march on Szabadsag Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, Dec. 14 against government’s anti­-labor measures, including authorizing bosses to impose more forced overtime on workers.

Up to 15,000 people took to the streets of Budapest, Hungary, Dec. 16, capping four days of protests against recent anti-working-class government measures. The protests targeted a law passed a few days earlier that authorizes bosses to force more overtime…