Budapest, March 28 (MTI) – European wage equality is to become one of the most important current issues, the leader of opposition Jobbik said in Budapest on Tuesday at the launch of the party’s campaign on “wage union”.
The inequality of wages is at the root of Hungarians seeking jobs abroad and the foreign currency credit crisis of 2009, Gábor Vona told a press conference.
The citizens’ committee comprising eight countries has sent its petition to the European Commission, Vona noted.
MP Márton Gyöngyösi said that Jobbik was seeking “a kind of consultation” with members of the public and representatives of unions.
Gyöngyösi said earlier that the committee is asking for a speedy assessment of the petition so work can begin to collect one million signatures needed to include the principle of “equal wages for equal work” in the statutes of the European Union.