Union protests delay traffic into Budapest


"Single-lane" demonstrations by labor unions caused considerable slowing of traffic on highways entering Budapest this morning. Altogether 13 unions have joined today’s protest against government measures that they say are unfavorable to workers. The protest was organized by LIGA union association leader István Gaskó.

According to the organizer’s website, liganet.hu, demonstration locations include: Budapest, Győr, Tatabánya, Székesfehérvár, Veszprém, Szombathely, Zalaegerszeg, Nagykanizsa, Kaposvár, Pécs, Szekszárd, Paks, Szeged, Hódmezővásárhely, Szolnok, Kecskemét, Békéscsaba, Debrecen, Szolnok, Püspökladány, Eger and Miskolc.

The single-lane demonstrations, in which protestors block a lane of traffic, is to continue on roads around the country between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.

The unions are urging the government to withdraw plans on phasing out early retirement and lowering of the tax on food vouchers. Unions say they are also seeking changes to the labor act to ease restrictions on strikes, he added.


MNB Int'l Reserves Rise EUR 633 mln in November MNB

MNB Int'l Reserves Rise EUR 633 mln in November

MPs Approve Tax Changes Parliament

MPs Approve Tax Changes

Number of Job Adverts up Minimally HR

Number of Job Adverts up Minimally

Tourism Nights Down 0.2% y.o.y. in October Tourism

Tourism Nights Down 0.2% y.o.y. in October


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.