Hungary: April 28 Trade union Memorial

The Hungarian Trade Union Confederation organised commemoration activities in framework of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. On April 27 evening laying of wreath at the „April 28 Trade union Memorial” commemorating victim workers of workplace accidents an health damage was implemented. The memoria, erected by MSZOSZ is the traditional meeting place of unionists, safety reps and actors of OSH community.

On 28 April a flashmob / rally by the Hungarian Trade Union Confederation (MaSZSZ), and its youth sections will be run to raise 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!

/Hungarian Trade Union Confederation