Mayor On Public Transport Strike, Budapest Pride

  • 4 Jun 2015 2:00 AM
Mayor On Public Transport Strike, Budapest Pride
A strike at Budapest public transport company BKV may prevent wage rises, Budapest Mayor István Tarlós said. “You can reject the management’s proposal for wage rises and go on strike but this may involve the danger of zero wage hike. Nor is it clear how long the bus service can be saved from complete outsourcing in this scenario,” he said.

Tarlós said earlier that the city council would not let itself be blackmailed by the unions’ threat of a two-day public transport strike.

Asked about the annual LGBTQ event Budapest Pride, the mayor said he did not know whether the Metropolitan Council would discuss plans to relocate the march from centrally located Andrássy Avenue to the city’s wholesale vegetable market on the outskirts, as reported by daily Napi Gazdaság.

Tarlós said he found the “whole phenomenon unnatural, distasteful” and “incompatible with the graceful historical environment of Andrássy Avenue”. He added, however, that this is exclusively his personal opinion.

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