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Strike continues to disrupt railway traffic throughout Hungary

The VDSzSz rail union’s strike that began at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday has continued to disrupt railway traffic throughout Hungary on Tuesday morning.

Hungarian state-owned railway company MÁV reported on Tuesday morning that passengers should expect cancellations and significant delays to railway traffic again on Tuesday.

VDSzSz Chairman István Gaskó announced on Monday evening that the union would continue its strike for an indefinite period of time after representatives from MÁV and VDSzSz failed to come to an agreement during negotiations held on Monday afternoon.

Officials from the jointly Hungarian-Austrian state-owned regional railway GySEV told MTI that the strike is expected to have little impact on the company's traffic on Tuesday.

The railway workers' union 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 had little effect on MÁV Cargo's schedule on Monday. (MTI – Econews)