A strike could develop in the state-run media by early January, as the Media Services and Asset Manager MTVA has failed to reach agreement with the central employee council on details of staff dismissals.
In-house trade unions have formed a strike committee and are preparing to strike.
MTVA had begun a third wave of dismissals last Friday, having announced in November that it wants to dismiss an additional 250 staff members, a figure it later reduced to 210. So far 1,000 staff members have been fired in two major waves.
The strike committee will hold its first official meeting on December 28.
MTVA security guards made their fourth attempt in six weeks early Thursday morning to remove demonstrators protesting what they term news manipulation at the state-run media, outside MTVA’s production facility on Kunigunda utca in the Third District.
Protesters staying in a trailer prevented guards from pulling down a tent, TV trade union leader Balázs Navarro Nagy told reporters. The demonstrators called police, who detained about 30 security guards, he said.