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04/01/2021 21:04

Instead of Standing by Idly, Government Should Resolve Stalemate Over Minimum Wage Increase!

Instead of Standing by Idly, Government Should Resolve Stalemate Over Minimum Wage Increase!
In his regular Sunday radio interview, Viktor Orbán said that we are "at the gates of great times" economically speaking. For the time being, however, it seems that due to government inaction, Hungary will continue to have the lowest minimum wage among V4 countries in 2021.

“At the gates of great times,” the government, instead of resolving the stalemate reached at the wage negotiations, did no more than allowed the negotiations to continue in January. However, this does not help the lowest paid workers, who are finding it increasingly difficult to make a living from their pay.

It may not matter in Fidesz circles that due to the crisis and the weak forint, wages are worth less from month to month, but it does matter to employees, as it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to make ends meet from the same amount of money.

Hungarian employees deserve a higher standard of living and salaries, therefore, according to MSZP, wage minimums must be raised, and the work of employees must be recognised by raising the minimum wage and the guaranteed wage minimum.

Thus, MSZP continues to support trade unions and the legitimate demands of Hungarian workers, their collective trade union and wage struggles.

 

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More information: Imre Komjáthi, MSZP Deputy Chairman