Opposition Initiates Scrapping Of ‘Workday Saturdays’ In Hungary

  • 22 Oct 2018 7:51 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Opposition Initiates Scrapping Of ‘Workday Saturdays’ In Hungary
The opposition Párbeszéd party will submit a bill to parliament initiating the scrapping of “workday Saturdays” that replace a workday between a holiday and a weekend.

Hungarians often enjoy an “extra” Monday or Friday off if a holiday happens to fall on a Tuesday or a Thursday, but they must make up for it by working on a Saturday.

Párbeszéd lawmaker Bence Tordai told a press conference that “six-day workweeks” should be scrapped. He argued that Hungarian employees were “overworked as it is” and that economies where people work 3-400 hours less than in Hungary were more developed.

Hungarians this year have to work on six Saturdays to make up for the weekdays off.

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