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Coronavirus: LMP Proposes Radical Wage Increase for Social Workers, Health-care Staff

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.19.

Opposition LMP is proposing further measures to the government, beyond those already introduced, with a view to handling the situation arising from the novel coronavirus epidemic, the party’s co-leader said on Thursday.

János Kendernay told an online press conference that the party proposes a 50 percent wage increase for social workers and a 30 percent increase for health-care staff.

He insisted that the measures affecting the social sector in the economic protection plans announced by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán were under-budgeted.

Kendernay also called for people who lose their jobs to be given a rental subsidy, adding that landlords should show understanding.

The LMP politician argued that Hungary’s economy needed to take a new direction after the crisis to lessen its vulnerability to multinationals, especially to German carmakers.

In the featured photo: LMP co-leader János Kendernay. Photo by Tibor Illyés/MTI