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Controversial law on working time : protests against the slave-law to go further in Hungary

thousands of people walk for days in Budapest against the policies of the right-nationalist government of Viktor Orbán on the road. A new working time law was decided by the Parliament last Wednesday, has triggered the protests. Among other things, the permitted number of Overtime hours per year will be raised from 250 to 400. Employers have a period of three years, the supplements to pay off. The Opposition and the protesters, criticising the scheme as "slave law".

Among other things, due to this overtime law of Hungary Holt was foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó during a visit to North Rhine-Westphalia's Minister for Europe, Stephan Hoff-gatekeeper Hungary's competitiveness is praised. The interest of the government to German companies is large, they are the largest investors in Hungary. The media portal hvg.hu published on Tuesday contracts from a company, which include the new scheme of 400 hours of Overtime. And, although the law is not yet signed by President János Áder.

During the first demonstrations, police used tear gas and demonstrators, smoke bombs dropped, were the protests has recently been mostly peaceful. More demonstrations and road are scheduled to lock.

In Hungary, has been often demonstrated against the Orbán – most recently in April 2017 for the preservation of the Central European University (CEU) and this year against the re-election victory, Orban. What is new is that opposition politicians, of the left party "dialogue" to the extreme-right "Jobbik". "We are Orbán's Opposition," says Bernadett Szél. She sits since 2012 in the Parliament. Most recently, she was the top candidate of the green party Can Más a Politika, now she sits as a non-party deputies in Parliament.

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On Sunday evening, after the largest Demonstration, went for a Drive and leading politicians from other parties in the state radio and television company MTVA. They demanded access to the TV Studio to five claims to read: revocation of the "slave-law", a restriction of the Overtime of police officers on the European Maximum, restoration of the independent judiciary, the accession of Hungary to the European public Prosecutor's office and the re-introduction of independent public media. Many of the media would be held by the government artificially alive, says Szél, by the government's advertising with their Propaganda.

A Deputy had to be transported by ambulance

The demonstrators politicians stayed overnight and were removed the next Morning by security guards forcibly out of the building. "We were treated like Criminals," says Szél. The protests continued on Monday evening in front of the TV building. A 57-year-old Deputy had to be transported by ambulance, after he had been attacked by security forces. The broadcasting building is of great symbolic content. In October 2006, Fidesz-supporters had occupied in their protests against the then socialist government, the Headquarters of the state television.

in view of the protests in the capital and the road of Hungarian trade unions lock on car and comparisons with the French "yellow be drawn Railways in the West". But it is unclear whether mobilisation leads to large-scale strikes. The options for action for trade unions are reduced, since 2012 by an Amendment to the labour law.

opposition politicians want European support

Szél hopes on the support of the European Union and European heads of state and government. "Our allies in Europe, the commitment to democratic values." Orbán's policy would not reflect these values. Dealing with elected politicians at MTVA-building have shown that he was a man of pure power, the top politician of the Opposition. The demonstrations, however, would have improved the Cohesion between the previously highly fragmented Opposition, says Szél. In the parliamentary elections in April 2018, the opposition had tried to parties in vain to form a United Front against Orbán's two-thirds majority.

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