LMP lambasts govt for ‘importing cheap labour’
Budapest, July 7 (MTI) – The government has joined forces with “big capital” to bring in people from other countries to fill jobs left by Hungarians who are now working abroad, the leader of opposition LMP said on Thursday.
Bernadett Szél insisted that importing labour from countries with low wages would lead to reduced pay in Hungary.
Szel criticised the government for subsidizing multinationals to the tune of 100 billion forints (EUR 316m) in the past six years, while Hungary’s small and medium-size businesses have been granted “a fraction” of that amount.
Economy Minister Mihály Varga said on Wednesday he agreed with a proposal by national business association MGYOSZ on easing labour shortages in some sectors by accepting workers from outside of the European Union.