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Union leader envisions wave of strikes

The government measures that adversely affect workers are likely to lead to a series of walkouts, head of the LIGA union group István Gaskó told ATV television.

“The situation is serious and I am worried that workers are about to lose their patience,” Gaskó said. He noted that the gravest concern for the unions is that the government is drafting labor laws in secrecy, without involving those that the regulations directly affect.

There are also worries that limitations imposed by the government on striking rights will lead to a number of unannounced and therefore illegal walkouts.

European labor unions have just recently convened in Hungary to protest austerity measures and deterioration in the quality of their lives.