Budapest Airport Workers Strike

August 6, 2007

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Two unions started a strike at Budapest's Ferihegy Airport on Sunday after they failed to reach an agreement with airport operator Budapest Airport over this year's wage rise.

Budapest Airport spokesman Domokos Szollar said passenger safety controllers and fuel service workers went on strike from 1430 GMT but so far no flights had to be cancelled.

"It may cause disruptions, depending on how many people take part in the strike action," Szollar said.

Wage talks failed to result in an agreement after unions demanded a 10 percent wage rise for 2007, while the company was offering 6.2 percent.

The unions had earlier said the strike would end at 2200 GMT.

(Reuters)