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Hungary: The mask is not a muzzle, you will hear our voices! – MASZSZ, SZEF, ÉSZT

No one should die because they work!

The mask is not a muzzle! You will hear our voice!

Due to the restricted freedom of movement, we do an online campaign for real OSH measures, functioning OSH management and governance, involvement of workers reps and organisations – made even more necessary by the Covid-19 pandemic. Three of ETUC affiliates in Hungary (MASZSZ, SZEF, ÉSZT) issued a joint statement and worded strong criticism on the OSH situation in Hungary and calling for revisiting OSH for the post pandemic period.

Hungarian OSH situation – over the past 8 years.

2012: trade union rights related to workplace OSH management were taken away. See the trends of
-number of OSH inspections
-number of work accidents
-number of fatal work accidents

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