Teachers' warning strike affects 15,000 employees
More than 15,000 employees in 500 educational institutions at 300 towns and villages throughout Hungary have been affected by teachers' two-hour warning strike Friday morning, the chairman of the Democratic Trade Union of Teachers said.
A more significant and longer strike may be announced early next year if the union does not receive guarantee that the minister of education and culture will fulfill his promises on public education, Gábor Kerpen said.
The union wants guarantees that teachers will not be laid off and that fewer teachers will not have to do more work for less money. In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Education and Culture indicated its readiness to continue negotiations, now going on for several months, with all relevant trade unions.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.