Dunaferr raises wages by 13% on average


Iron- and steel group Dunaferr announced it will raise the salary of its employees by an average of 13% in 2019, after signing a deal with trade union representatives this week, the company told the Budapest Business Journal.

"We are proud that our company group did not only survive the crisis of metallurgy, but managed to get on a growth course, completing technological developments, and investments," says Evgeny Tankhilevich, company head at ISD Dunaferr Zrt.

"The 5,000 professionals working at the Dunaferr group played a key role in this, persevering in harder times, and working hard to prove that steel production in Hungary has a promising future, not only a glorious past."

Tankhilevich also notes that the company aims at maintaining its competitiveness on the job market, in accordance with the companyʼs long-term plans.

The firmʼs production volume goal for 2019 is a record two million tons, and is accompanied by targets for reaching a broad range of quality criteria, making penetration into new steel market segments possible.

The elements of the collective wage contract signed include a HUF 25,000 per month increase for every worker, alongside a 6.25% differentiated wage development. The employer is also set to compensate for extra expenses related to income tax changes with fringe benefits. These will also increase by 13%, in line with wage increases.


Czech economic confidence improves in May Analysis

Czech economic confidence improves in May

Ministers in new Orbán gov't sworn in Parliament

Ministers in new Orbán gov't sworn in

Spring’s allergy season - the heat is on Interview

Spring’s allergy season - the heat is on

Airport bus fare could rise to HUF 1,500 City

Airport bus fare could rise to HUF 1,500


Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.