Traffic along the arteries leading
into Budapest and along main roads into and around the downtown area
were slowly getting back to normal after the strike of Budapest public transport
workers ended at 1 pm.
The underground had been readied to go back to operation
immediately after the strike, but bus services will take a few hours
to recover, most likely by 1500, Gulyas said.
Talks with the management of Budapest public transport company
BKV will continue at 1700 on Monday. Unions protest the company’s
faltering financial situation and planned staff and service cuts.
They have threatened to repeat the strike if company finances are
not improved, Gulyas said.
He added that the strike had been very disciplined and people
went back to work immediately as it was called off.
Gulyas said about 7 percent of usual services were in operation
during the strike.
Head of the National Ambulance Services Pal Gyorfi said the
traffic jams had caused difficulties for the ambulance services but
no failures in service have been reported during the strike.
Some schools in the capital cancelled classes due to the strike,