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Railway strike continues on Wednesday

VDSzSz railway union Chairman István Gasko announced late Wednesday that the union would continue its strike for an indefinite period of time after representatives from VDSzSz and Hungarian state-owned railway company MÁV failed to come to an agreement.

The VDSzSz strike, which began on Sunday evening, severely disrupted railway traffic throughout Hungary again on Wednesday. MÁV reported on Wednesday morning that on Tuesday the company had been forced to cancel 1,347 of its 3,102 regularly scheduled trains due to the strike.

VDSzSz is demanding that MÁV employees receive HUF 250,000 each, or a combined HUF 8 billion, from the HUF 102.5 billion in revenue generated from the sale of MÁV Cargo, MÁV 's spun-off freight unit, and a retroactive 10% outsourcing compensation.

The strike has had little effect on MÁV Cargo's schedule.

Gaskó noted on Wednesday that VDSzSz would suspend its indefinite strike for the Christmas holiday on December 24, 25 and 26. (MTI – Econews)