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LMP: Appreciation for Social Workers Only Possible with Change of Govt

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.22.

Opposition LMP believes that the work of social workers will only be fully appreciated if there is a change of government, a party lawmaker said at a press conference on Facebook on Sunday.

Péter Ungár said the current cabinet had not appreciated the extra work of social workers even as they did everything possible to reduce the number of victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Social workers did not get the one-off 500,000 forint (EUR 1,360) bonus that health-care workers so deservedly got, he added.

LMP Calls on Govt to Vaccinate Teachers, Social Workers
LMP Calls on Govt to Vaccinate Teachers, Social Workers

The opposition LMP party has called on the government to “make corrections” to the vaccination plan, prioritising the inoculation of teachers and social care workers. LMP co-leader Máté Kanász-Nagy told an online press conference the vaccination plan was “scant on details and flawed”. It is still unclear “who will be vaccinated and when” and workers […]Continue reading

He called it “unacceptable” that just 4 percent of social workers infected with Covid while at work got their full sick-leave benefit. He added that it was “incomprehensible” that the government had inoculated nursing home workers, but not those providing in-home care or caring for children.

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