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10/11/2020 00:34

In Addition to Imposing Restrictions, Livelihoods of Pensioners, Employees and Families Must Also Be Ensured!

In Addition to Imposing Restrictions, Livelihoods of Pensioners, Employees and Families Must Also Be Ensured!
The Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday finally contains substantive steps, but he most certainly arrived at this stage late.

For weeks, the government has been idly by watching the increasingly dramatic development of the numbers, and it is now clear that in the summer, luxury yachting on the Adriatic was more important to Fidesz politicians than preparing for the second wave.

This inaction must not continue! Lockdowns are coming, so there will be an even greater need for retirees, families, and employees to get help from the state. That is why MSZP, together with the other opposition parties, made proposals for their support, the implementation of which can no longer be delayed after the Prime Minister's announcement today.

One of the most urgent tasks is to avoid the inhumane situation where people have to make decisions between their financial security and their own health or the health of others. Therefore, according to MSZP, 100% sick pay should be provided for everyone who falls ill or is quarantined in the next 90 days. Furthermore, those who lose their jobs must be taken care of, which is why MSZP demands that the job search allowance be paid for 9 months, the net amount of which may not be less than HUF 100,000.

Employees and families will find themselves in an increasingly difficult position in the next period, so the government needs to make decisions that can ensure their livelihood as soon as possible.

MSZP – Hungarian Socialist Party