Environmental Sustainability in Collective Agreements and Other Policies in Hungarian Practice

Balázs Rossu


This paper presents Hungary’s current situation regarding the inclusion of environmental questions in collective agreements and negotiations between employers and trade unions. It draws on data from interviews with social partners and professionals, analysing agreements and exploring the possibilities permitted by law. The paper places emphasis on the nature and general content of different types of agreements in order to identify the main focus of trade unions as well as understand the different approaches of employers. Suggestions are put forward to deal with flaws, along with some good practices.