Hungary Extends ’Slavery Law’ to Government Employees

2019. március 06.

Emerging Europe / Dominik Istrate

The Hungarian government has announced new labour regulations that limits the annual leave of public servants and extends their working hours without a raise in pay. According to the decree, the number of days that can be taken for leave in a year is reduced from 25 to 20, employees in Budapest and county seats will not receive benefits, daily working hours cannot include lunchtime, additional days for leave will be decided based on the employee’s title, not the hours worked and the employer can order a 12-hour-long workday without any compensation. More...