Thousands Protest Draconian Labour Law in Hungary
HUNGRY | The streets of Budapest are full of people protesting against its draconian labour law that pushes the labourer into a position of slavery and denies her the dignity of existence. President Viktor Orban will certainly face a challenging situation handling and ensuring people of better times.
The streets of Budapest are full of people protesting against its draconian labour law that pushes the labourer into a position of slavery and denies her the dignity of existence. President Viktor Orban will certainly face a challenging situation handling and ensuring people of better times.
The New Leam Staff
In a recent protest thousands of Hungarian people came out on the streets to protest against a new labour law that has come into the nation where the government has allowed all employers to ask for 250-400 overtime hours from its employees. The streets were overfilled with more than 10,000 people in the city of Budapest to protest against the law which they asserted was oppressive and full of injustice.
To retain our initiative towards free spirited and independent journalism we require your support |Pay Now
They protested against the new labour law as well as the President Viktor Orban’s administration. The people asserted that their discontents were growing and much more anger was generated among the people after two oppressive labour laws were passed this week which went against people’s aspirations and dignity.
Workers throughout the nation are feeling that both these laws passed by the government are against their interests and are not in favour of them. It is the new labour law which has been the centre of worry for many Hungarians because it passes a legislation that allows employers the right to make their employees work overtime by 400 hours annually. They have called the law a slave law because it denies all freedom to the workers.
What makes the law even more oppressive is the facts that apart from making the labourers work 400 hours extra annually, the law also allows employers to deny giving the due payment to the labourers by a maximum of three years.
What this implies is that the employer can make the labourer work for extra hours and can also deny his payment for a maximum of a three year period. It is no surprise then that this law has been called the slave law.
The president of the nation has been blaming the opposing for enraging the labourers and said that they are created a hill out of a grain of sand. It is known that the president is strongly opposed to immigrants and is a staunch nationalist. He was also allegedly involved in rigging and dampening of the electoral system in Hungary.
The introduction of bad labour laws has ignited protest throughout Hungary. It is argued that the protests that are taking place in Budapest right now are the most violent protests to have taken place in the last ten years. Dozens of people have got arrested and thousands are unprepared to leave the streets.
This is the second protest against the labour law this month. The draconian labour movement has been thoroughly opposed by the people in the nation because it undermines their freedom and reduces them to slaves.
The momentum that this movement has gained across the nation reminds us that if the public is aware and conscious of its political rights, there is no way in which an oppressive regime can run unchallenged. The movement is Hungary is certain to be an inspiration for many nations across the world.
Now that you are here...
From bottled water to oxygen cans, not even the basics are free in a market-driven world. Why then, do we take free and independent journalism for granted? We find ourselves at a time when more people like you, are reading and coming out in support of The New Leam’s independent, in-depth and throughly issue based journalism than ever before. From grassroot stories and field-reports, to in-depth analysis of the pertinent political issues of our times, to news on gender, culture and educational issues- The New Leam has been dedicated to bringing out stories that speak out the soul of India and take you beyond the propaganda-filled corridors of mainstream journalism in India. We have made an important choice of keeping our journalism free of vested political interests, commercial funding and influence of partisan stakeholders, so that we can bring forward news and stories based on facts and provide a platform where readers can find information with integrity and a journalism premised on honesty.
Your support to The New Leam is your contribution towards giving a voice to the voiceless, going to the depths of issues that others shy away from and rigorously illuminating the flame of criticality and courage in dark times. We hope that you will come forward to support The New Leam today so that we can keep delivering quality-independent journalism to you and inform public opinion in the right direction. No matter how big or small your contribution may be, it is tremendously important. It takes only a moment, Support The New Leam now!