Budapest, June 3 (MTI) – The co-ruling Christian Democrats (KDNP) have called for “at least” two work-free Sundays to be made obligatory each month.
Péter Harrach, the party’s group leader, told a news conference on Friday that as a Christian-Socialist party the KDNP always stood on the side of employees and held regular consultations with trade employees to ensure that they are in a tolerable position following the withdrawal of Sunday shopping restrictions.
Basic wage rises and a maximum of eight working hours on Sunday are among the party’s goals, he said, adding that people in large families or those with small children should only work on Sundays at their own request.
In reaction, Socialist deputy leader Zoltán Lukács called on KDNP to explain why the party had voted to halve Sunday wage supplements and why it opposed double pay for people working on Sundays. He said, “KDNP, which barely registers any support, should not be pondering how many Sundays people should not be earning money and not going shopping.”