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Magyar Telekom reaches agreement with the trade unions

Budapest, December 4, 2019 16:00

Magyar Telekom (Reuters: MTEL.BU and Bloomberg: MTELEKOM HB, hereinafter the “Company”), the leading Hungarian telecommunications service provider, hereby announces that it has reached an agreement with the trade unions on a headcount reduction and wage increases at the Company in 2020.

The Company agreed with the trade unions on the termination of the employment relationship of ca. 450 employees, with the majority of the terminations expected to be carried out in the first quarter of 2020. Severance expenses related to the headcount reduction are estimated to be approximately HUF 4.9 billion, the majority of which will also be accounted for in the first quarter of 2020. 

In order to maintain wages at competitive levels, pursuant to the agreement with the trade unions, from April 1, 2020, non-managerial employee salaries at the Companywill rise by an average of 5%. 

The above measures, coupled with other agreed modifications to the employee remuneration structure, are expected to result in ca. 3% savings for 2020 in parent company employee related expenses - excluding severance expenses - compared to 2019.

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