Three-hour strike at Budapest airport
Friday, August 5, 2005, 14:12
Budapest Airport Rt ground crew held a three-hour strike yesterday after talks with management to allow workers to buy discount stocks in the company's share sale failed, daily Népszabadság said, citing a trade union executive. The strike, which stranded 12 flights between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., came after negotiations fell through, said Attila Csorba, chairman of the ground workers' trade union, the newspaper reported. The workers also protested against Budapest Airport outsourcing ground crew jobs. Hungary is selling 75 % plus one vote in Budapest Airport. The government allowed 10 potential buyers to make final bids for the stake by Aug. 9. The bidders include BAA Plc, Fraport AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Hochtief AG, Copenhagen Airports A/S and Macquarie Bank Ltd.'s Macquarie Airports.