Autoliv employees hold two-hour-long strike

Conferences

As a result of failed negotiations with management regarding wage increases, employees at Autoliv Kft. in Sopronkövesd, western Hungary, held a two-hour warning strike, Hungarian online daily index.hu reported.

The management of Autoliv has proposed a 2.5% wage increase, which employees found humiliating, index.hu said, while workers have asked for a 12% wage increased which the companyʼs management has repeatedly rejected. 

The situation has been further aggravated by promises made by previous board members to provide 13th month pay along with other benefits, which the new board has no intention of delivering, online daily hvg.hu reported.

Recently, Autoliv’s reputation took a hit when it was reported that several of its workers became ill on the job. The cause of the illness was a lack of ventilation installed in the factories, which during the summer heat wave resulted in severe oxygen deprivation, hvg.hu added.

Earlier reports suggested that Autoliv was among three automobile companies that trade union Vasas Szakszervezit Szövetség said would go on strike. The identity of the other two companies is still unknown. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Consumer price levels below EU avg in 2020 Analysis

Consumer price levels below EU avg in 2020

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget Parliament

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget

Breast cancer screening at Dr. Rose Private Hospital Interview

Breast cancer screening at Dr. Rose Private Hospital

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors City

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

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.