28 April Hungary

Hungary: MaSZSZ activities for International Workers’ Memorial Day

April 27 evening 19.30   Function and laying of wreath at the April 28 Trade union Memorial commemorating victims of workplace accidents and damage to health. The memorial, erected by MSZOSZ is the traditional meeting place of unionists, safety reps and actors of the OSH community.

April 28, 16.00   Flashmob / rally by the Hungarian Trade Union Confederation (MaSZSZ), and its youth sections  raising public awareness of the worsening trends in workplace safety and health in Hungary. In 2014 there was 14.2% increase -around 20.000- of serious, and 4% increase – 69- fatal workplace accidents! All this resulted in much pain, human suffering, not only for our colleagues and families, while the government have decapacitated the inspection and prevention authority.

The Hungarian Trade Union Confederation calls for effective measures of prevention and adherence to the workplace safety and health regulations, and to the reinstating of the health and safety authority!

Contact: Károly György, kgyorgy@mszosz.hu

Trade unions will call on citizens’ solidarity in Hungary

The Democratic League of Independent Trade Unions (LIGA) who has in the past organised flash-mobs, stunts and other actions, will once again top the list of the most original trade unions with an action in front of the Eastern Railway station of Budapest. The union will draw on the ground 78 human size shapes, in commemoration of the 78 fatal occupational accident victims of the year 2014 in Hungary. A video will be displayed to catch the reaction of people walking by. LIGA’s slogan will be “Don’t walk through it!”

The action will start on April 28th at 5 am.

LIGA will also be organising a Health and Safety seminar on the 28th of April and will have the first establishing meeting of LIGA’s Health and Safety Committee

For more information on LIGA’s action for this 28th April, please contact kallay.piroska@liganet.hu