The World Federation of Trade Unions representing more than 95 million workers in 130 countries, unites its voice with the voices of the Hungarian workers in their struggle against the recent legislative initiative issued by Orban’s nationalist government that allows employers to force employees to work more overtime.

The protesters have justly named this law “slave law” as it permits the employers to ask for 400 overtime work per year, which adds two extra hours to an average work day, or the equivalent of an extra workday per week.

We call the working class of Hungary to intensify their struggle against anti-labour measures of the government ordered by the capitalists. The protection and the expansion of the workers’ rights  is a matter that concerns the working class and the international class oriented trade union movement stands firmly on the side of  Hungarian workers.

The Secretariat


World Federation of Trade Unions