Hungary - Parliament approves new law on status of public servants - June 24, 2010

The new parliament has approved the law on the legal status of public servants.  The parliament passed the law though the president of Hungary, László Sólyom, returned it to the legislators for reconsideration. The president did not want to sign the law because employees would be allowed to be dismissed without any justification; he added that laying off without giving the exact reasons is incompatible with EU law as well. The Confederation of Unions of Professionals (ÉSZT) emphasized that employees should protest as the new law is incompatible with EU law and ILO standards.

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent


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