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MASZSZ update on regional and national 28 activities in Hungary

The Hungarian Trade Union Confederation (MASZSZ) organises on the eve of 28 April the wreath-laying and lighting of candles at the Workers’ Memorial erected by the confederation.

The event will be addressed by MASZSZ president, senior labour inspector, representatives of OSH society, state authorities and academic institutions.

The main MASZSZ message is the call for effective action to reduce the unacceptable high number of fatal accidents and occupational illnesses, with a view of working for Zero vision. Unions stand for a meaningful new OSH national strategy along the EU strategy framework. MASZSZ calls the common action of unions, employers and government to vote for framing the right to healthy and safe working conditions among the fundamental rights by the ILO.

On 28 April various MASZSZ regional and sectoral unions will have commemoration activities.



Hungary: MASZSZ holds commemoration and bodymapping conference


April 27 – laying of wreath at the Memorial of Victims of Work related accidents and illnesses. Special commemoration of Covid-19 victims.

April 28. 14.00 – online conference for safety reps/ trade union officials – commemoration, stock taking of OSH situation with seniour labour inspector and experts on challenges of home-office work and presentation of “bodymapping” method

Károly György

nemzetközi titkárMagyar Szakszervezeti Szövetség / MASZSZ Hungarian Trade Union Confederation

Hungary: Tribute to the victims of work related accidents and illnesses

  • Tisztelgés a munkabalesetek, foglalkozási megbetegedések áldozatai előtt.
  • Tribute to the victims of work related accidents and illnesses


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