Unions want annual wage talks with employers

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Hungarian unions want to start annual talks with employers and the government on next year's minimum wage rise by mid-September, Világgazdaság reported. 

"We asked the government earlier to start the negotiations on the minimum wage for skilled and unskilled workers in the coming years by September 15 at the latest. So we expect the talks could take place at the end of August or early in September," Melinda Mészáros, who heads unions association Liga, told the business daily. 

She added that unions support reaching a multi-year agreement that runs as far as 2024. 

Minister of Finance Mihály Varga said in mid-July that preparations for reaching the next minimum wage agreement with employers and unions had already started, adding that the agreement should extend "at least until 2024".

 

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