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PM signs co-operation agreement with trade unions

Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány signed a co-operation agreement with 38 trade unions on Tuesday.

 Gyurcsány said the agreement, which embraces more trades unions today than a deal signed with the governing socialist party MSZP four years ago, seeks to achieve economic development and employee satisfaction at the same time. Tamás Wittich, head of the national federation of trade unions (MSZOSZ) said that his organization expected the next government to help employees become more competitive a top priority. Gyurcsány promised his government in the next cycle would create 400,000 new jobs as a result of new investments and the proliferation of new sectors. In addition, the program, branded “the new Hungary”, will start by creating 50,000 jobs around the country for various public works schemes, he added.