July 17th, 2017

Jobbik supports public sector wage raise demands

The Jobbik party said on Sunday it supports public sector union (MKKSZ) wage demands. The wages of 200,000 public employees out of 610,000 have stagnated over the past 8-10 years, according to the union. A partial work stoppage will be held on Monday. The daily Magyar Idők said on Saturday that the government wanted a solution but faced obstacles: in many cases public servants are employed not by the central government but by local councils.

Jobbik said the government was transferring responsibility to local councils by linking wage levels to their amount of tax revenues. Central budget reserves are available for a wage increase, it added Referring to the government’s recent purchase of Seuso Roman-era silverware, Jobbik said the 9 billion forints (EUR 29 million) spent would have paid for a 20% wage rise from the autumn.

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  • National Hiphop

    True enough, the Seuso “family silver” makes such a difference for all Hungarians.. https://mno.hu/data/cikkek/2407/24079/cikk-2407968/marabu_07_15_focuspoint_926x504.jpg

    • ViktorZorroban

      It was the proudest moment of my life, when Orban declared that he brought back the Seuso flatware for a fraction of the real value.
      That, and this one time that our National Football Team scored a penalty against Holland (8-1) and the day we nearly played a drawn against Andorra (1-0).
      Hungarians will never vote for populists like Vona, as he doesn’t understand what Hungarians really want: football glory and antique crap!

      • National Hiphop

        Totally feeling the same way. For me the pride only compares to the autumn of 2006 when our footballers narrowly lost to the mighty half-amateurs of Malta (1-2), despite being properly traumatized by the Gyurcsány regime running amok against peaceful protesters on the blood-drenched streets of Budapest.
        Luckily, these are totally different times.
        Hail to our saviour and super pricy antique crap!

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