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LMP Calls for Restoring Culture Staff’s Public Employee Status

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.23.

The opposition LMP party would restore the public employee status of people working in culture, should it win the next general election in 2022, party co-leader János Kendernay told an online press conference on Saturday.

Kendernay said that recently approved government-backed legislation stripping those working in cultural institutions of their public employee status has seriously impacted tens of thousands of people.

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People working in culture need predictable career models and substantial pay hikes, Kendernay insisted.

“LMP believes in a fair and happy Hungary which is impossible without an appreciation for people working in culture,” he said.

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