07. OCTOBER. 2014.
World Day for Decent work
Freezing of wages? Termination of early pensions? WE DO NOT LET IT !!!
Demonstration on October 7 at 16.00 in front of the Ministry of National Economy, Budapest V. József Nádor tér.
Minimum wages fall significantly under the existence minimum. The longstanding system of early pension was terminated in 2013 - negatively effecting tens of thousands of workers who have been working in hazardous conditions.
The Hungarian Trade Union Confederation (MaSZSZ)demonstartion in the frame of the WDDW intend to direct the attention of policymakers,legislators to these very burning problems, calling for DECENT WAGES, DECENT WORK for DECENT LIVING.
Parallel to this action, the Hungarian TUC initiate a nationwide collection of signatures to rescue the early pension system.
On April 28 2014 the National Confederation of Hungarian Trade Unions / MSZOSZ and its affiliates remembered those colleagues, who lost their lives, got injured at work and becames subject of occupational diseases. Several activities were organised across the country. In Budapest a national conference took place with the attendance of over one hundred workplace safety representatives, trade union shop stewards, secretaries, employers' OSH responsibles and representatives of the labour and safety authority.
The "Safe and healthy work for all" conference was also attended by scolars and researchers.Read more: SAFE AND HEALTHY WORK FOR ALL!
Now that we are after the budget submission for the fiscal year 2014, the minimum wage negotiations for the forthcoming year, just like the trilateral discussions relevant to the national wage recommendations are also in the offing. On that occasion, upon the commission received from the National Association of Hungarian Trade Unions, the Policy Agenda carried out a survey among small and medium sized enterprises, to find out what minimum wage level the company managers expect and deem acceptable.The survey focused on the institution of the occupational pension which has not yet come up to the expectations hitherto.Read more: Minimum Wage – What Company Managers Expect