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Socialists Call for Scrapping ‘Slave Law’

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.11.19.

The opposition MSZP (Socialist Party) has called on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to scrap the law that sets stricter overtime rules, the deputy leader of the party said on Tuesday.

November 20th will mark the first anniversary of ruling Fidesz submitting “the most disgraceful anti-worker law of all time,” Imre Komjáthi told a press conference.

He noted that the law, known among the opposition and critics as “slave law“, raises the upper threshold for annual overtime from 250 to 400 hours and allows companies a three-year period for paying for them, he said.

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The government focuses solely on the profit interests of multinational companies and “the wealth grow of oligarchs and vassals of [Prime Minister] Viktor Orbán” rather than the interests of Hungarian workers, Komjáthi said.

The Socialists call on the prime minister to work with trade unions in ensuring that Hungarian workers receive a decent wage and spend more time with their families, Komjáthi said.

“We call on Viktor Orbán to scrap the slave law,” he said.

Featured photo by Imre Komjáthi’s Facebook page