Volán cancels planned strike

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After reaching an agreement, Hungarian state-owned Volán group of bus companies announced today that they would cancel the partial strike planned for March 28-April 1, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

The Hungarian National Asset Management Company (MNV), bus driversʼ union Közúti Közlekedési Szakszervezet and the transport workers union Közlekedési Munkástanácsok Szövetsége reached an agreement today on wages, which will be raised by 5% for more than 2,600 workers earning less than HUF 190,000 a month and by 3.36% for the close to 12,000 workers earning higher wages, retroactive from January 1. 

On March 18, after failing to receive a wage increase, employees of Volán announced that they were planning a five-day partial strike that was supposed to halt 20-25% of bus routes in the countryside between March 28-April 1.

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