- 9 Dec 2022 6:31 AM
- Hungary Matters
In its ruling, the court said “stipulations defining minimum services during a strike action in schools are not against the constitution”, and noted that strike actions were illegal with public service providers “whose operations fundamentally affect the population” unless a minimum level of services was ensured.
They also said those minimum school services were outlined in a 2022 law concerning Hungary’s “special legal order”.
According to the opposition appeal, the effective regulations restrict strike rights to the extent that a strike “no longer has a potential to exert pressure” on the employer.
“The regulations unnecessarily and disproportionately curb teachers’ constitutional right to strike, while they are also in contravention with international agreements.”