The policy based mostly on low cost labour and its exploitation should finish in Hungary, Klára Dobrev, an MEP of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), mentioned on Friday, after consultations with commerce unions in regards to the European minimal wage laws.
Dobrev referred to as it a “symbolic act” that she had her first dialogue as DK’s shadow prime minister with union leaders. “Hungarian workers on monthly payrolls have been excessively exploited over the past 12 years, in part through depriving the trade unions of their rights,” she instructed a press convention. Dobrev mentioned DK’s shadow cupboard would draft a minimum-wage scheme based mostly on preliminary consultations with commerce unions, employers’ associations, economists and social scientists within the coming months, arguing that “real work on this matter cannot be expected at all from the incumbent cabinet”.
DK’s shadow cupboard will put together “an action plan” on higher representing the pursuits of Hungarian staff on a European stage, mentioned Dobrev.
On Thursday, VFK, a discussion board of employers, unions and the federal government, began consultations relating to subsequent yr’s minimal wage and the assured minimal wage for expert staff. The month-to-month minimal wage in Hungary rose by 19 % as of January 1 this yr to 200,000 forints (EUR 493) for unskilled labourers and to 260,000 forints for expert staff.
Tímea Szabó to steer Párbeszéd parliament group
From subsequent Monday, the parliamentary group of the opposition Párbeszéd party will as soon as once more be led by Tímea Szabó, whereas Bence Tordai will function deputy group chief, the party instructed MTI on Friday.
Upon its formation on April 29 after the overall election earlier in that month, the parliamentary group elected Tordai as its interim chief and Szabó as his deputy. Both officers have been anticipated to fill their publish till Parbeszed elects its new management and parliament begins its autumn session. Since then, Szabó’s time period as Párbeszéd co-leader has expired and Tordai has been elected the party’s new co-leader.