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HU OSA 429-3-3 Trade Union Activities
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Trade Union Activities
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Date(s)
1971 - 1981
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9 Archival boxes, 1.12 linear meters
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Csákó, Mihály
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In the period leading up to the regime change, Csákó played an active role in public life through lobbying efforts. He served as a board member of the Democratic Trade Union of Scientific Workers (TDDSZ) and represented the Democratic League of Independent Trade Unions. The TDDSZ was founded in 1988 with the objective of establishing a grassroots, defensive, and democratic trade union that would break away from traditional sectoral divisions and hierarchical structures. The founding members of TDDSZ, numbering 1028, included academic staff, researchers, research workers, and other intellectual workers. As one of the early legal opposition organizations, TDDSZ was a pioneering legal opposition group within the one-party state context.

In the same year, the Independent League of Democratic Trade Unions (LIGA) was established, and the TDDSZ became a member of LIGA. Csákó was chosen as the representative, and his responsibilities included managing international relations. As a representative of LIGA, he also participated in the work of the Opposition Roundtable and, during the Taxi Blockade, in the Interest Coordination Council. He resigned from his position as representative in 1989.

The series contains materials related to the TDDSZ, including union calendars, position statements, notes, informational materials, the founding letter, membership declarations, journals, and correspondence. There are also letters, publications (LIGA Harsona, LIGA News, LIGA Akadémiai Füzetek), budgets, meeting minutes, notes from delegate meetings, telephone directories, membership lists, the constitution, modification proposals, as well as Csákó's conference presentations and studies related to the Independent League of Democratic Trade Unions. Furthermore, it includes documents related to various member organizations, such as the Munka Világa Alapítvány (World of Work Foundation), Vasúti Dolgozók Szabad Szakszervezete (Independent Union of Railway Workers), and Pedagógusok Demokratikus Szakszervezete (Democratic Trade Union of Teachers), including brochures, publications, and regulations.

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Not Restricted
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Third party rights are to be cleared.
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Archivist's note
Arranged by Réka Heszterényi, Erzsébet Szöllősi, and Örs Lehel Tari. Described by Erzsébet Szöllősi. English translations by Judit Hegedüs and Iván Székely. October 31, 2023.
HU OSA 429-3-3 Trade Union Activities
BookIconSeries Description
Context
Hierarchy
Statistics
Folders / Items
Identity Statement
Title
Trade Union Activities
Identity Statement
Date(s)
1971 - 1981
Identity Statement
Description Level
Series
Identity Statement
Extent and medium (processed)
9 Archival boxes, 1.12 linear meters
Context
Name of creator(s)
Csákó, Mihály
Content and structure
Scope and content (narrative)

In the period leading up to the regime change, Csákó played an active role in public life through lobbying efforts. He served as a board member of the Democratic Trade Union of Scientific Workers (TDDSZ) and represented the Democratic League of Independent Trade Unions. The TDDSZ was founded in 1988 with the objective of establishing a grassroots, defensive, and democratic trade union that would break away from traditional sectoral divisions and hierarchical structures. The founding members of TDDSZ, numbering 1028, included academic staff, researchers, research workers, and other intellectual workers. As one of the early legal opposition organizations, TDDSZ was a pioneering legal opposition group within the one-party state context.

In the same year, the Independent League of Democratic Trade Unions (LIGA) was established, and the TDDSZ became a member of LIGA. Csákó was chosen as the representative, and his responsibilities included managing international relations. As a representative of LIGA, he also participated in the work of the Opposition Roundtable and, during the Taxi Blockade, in the Interest Coordination Council. He resigned from his position as representative in 1989.

The series contains materials related to the TDDSZ, including union calendars, position statements, notes, informational materials, the founding letter, membership declarations, journals, and correspondence. There are also letters, publications (LIGA Harsona, LIGA News, LIGA Akadémiai Füzetek), budgets, meeting minutes, notes from delegate meetings, telephone directories, membership lists, the constitution, modification proposals, as well as Csákó's conference presentations and studies related to the Independent League of Democratic Trade Unions. Furthermore, it includes documents related to various member organizations, such as the Munka Világa Alapítvány (World of Work Foundation), Vasúti Dolgozók Szabad Szakszervezete (Independent Union of Railway Workers), and Pedagógusok Demokratikus Szakszervezete (Democratic Trade Union of Teachers), including brochures, publications, and regulations.

Content and structure
Accruals
Not Expected
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Not Restricted
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing reproduction
Third party rights are to be cleared.
Description Control
Archivist's note
Arranged by Réka Heszterényi, Erzsébet Szöllősi, and Örs Lehel Tari. Described by Erzsébet Szöllősi. English translations by Judit Hegedüs and Iván Székely. October 31, 2023.