Almost 10 thousand workers from the Hungarian factory Audi strikeJanuary 28, 2019
About 9,300 Audi car factory workers in the Hungarian Gyor joined a strike that began last week.
This was announced by the union AHFSZ, writes Reuters.
Several rounds of negotiations have not brought the parties closer to agreeing on wage conditions at a plant employing more than 13,000 people and one of Audi’s largest.
On January 28, a meeting of about 4,500 employees of the plant took place, in which the support of the strike was voiced, the trade union said.
The strike led to the stop of production at the main Audi plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, due to the lack of necessary components from Hungary, such as engines, said the company’s representative.
Audi has proposed a total salary increase of 20% this year and next, but the union wants an immediate increase of 18% to gain parity with Slovak and Polish Audi employees, which it claims earns respectively 28% and 39% more.
Recently, Hungarian trade unions have put forward the idea of organizing the first general strike after the fall of communism in the country.
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