RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 1, 4 January 1999
HUNGARIAN RAILWAY WORKERS GO ON STRIKE. The 15,000-
strong Free Union of Railway Workers went on strike on 4
January after rejecting the 16 percent wage hike
proposed on 31 December by Hungarian State Railways.
Only 468 of the 2,760 scheduled trains will run, along
with 22 trains carrying staples, medicine, blood
donations, and perishable goods. International trains
will also be affected. The other two railway workers'
unions have accepted the wage hike and therefore are not
taking part in the strike. The two sides are to resume
talks on 4 January. MSZ
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