The government will carry through with the planned changes to early retirement despite protests by law-enforcement and disaster management employees, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told commercial television TV2 on Sunday evening.
Concerning a series of demonstrations staged by trade unions of policemen, fire fighters, prison
guards and other employees in law-enforcement and disaster management, Orban said it was unacceptable if “keepers of public order throw smoke bombs or damage fire hydrants, thus violating laws and making threats.”
“We will go on with the changes even if they not only demonstrate in front of my home but move into my bedroom,” Orban added.
The unions are unhappy with government plans to scrap early retirement options and encourage those already retired but younger than 57 to return to work.