The small opposition LMP party, the leftist non-parliamentary Fourth Republic (4K!) party and the Solidarity movement, comprising unionists and non-party affiliated individuals, held a demonstration in Budapest on Saturday against new labour regulations and the new tax on financial transactions.
The parties organised a flashmob where they put the new labour code through a shredder and about some 100 people attending glued yellow payment slips over the entrance to the economy ministry in central Budapest.
Benedek Javor, the head of the LMP parliamentary group, said the new labour code, effective tomorrow, was a codex for “slaves”. He said the new legislation pushed employees into a state of complete vulnerability, with their legal protection being eliminated and the country moved towards a “barracks capitalism”, which tries to compete globally by providing cheap labour.