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Hungarian airport workers to strike from Weds

  Workers at Budapest Airport, Hungary’s biggest international terminal, will launch an indefinite strike from Wednesday morning over demands for improved labor conditions, the airport operator said.

 

Workers at Budapest Airport, Hungary’s biggest international terminal, will launch an indefinite strike from Wednesday morning over demands for improved labor conditions, the airport operator said.

Budapest Airport, owned by Germany’s Hochtief AG said it was not yet clear how many workers would take part in the strike. But at least two unions would be involved and workers in charge of refueling aircraft were also likely to join, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

“During the labor action, flight delays and cancellations can be expected,” said Budapest Airport, which handled 8.6 million passengers last year. Union officials earlier said they were demanding a halt to cuts in the workforce, better working conditions, fewer overtime hours and a new collective agreement.

Budapest Airport said that the strike was not an appropriate platform for renegotiating the collective agreement and that halting structural changes at the firm, which began in 2006, was not acceptable. (Reuters)