Jobbik Speaks Out Against Foreign Guest Workers in Hungary

  • 30 May 2023 11:45 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Jobbik Speaks Out Against Foreign Guest Workers in Hungary
Opposition Jobbik is calling for free retraining opportunities for Hungarian labourers instead of “organised imports of guest workers”, deputy leader Dániel Z Kárpát said.

The costs of training could be financed from an “inflation premium” of several hundreds of billions of forints “collected by the government after the brutally high prices paid by Hungarian families”, he said.

He also said the reasons why a portion of the population was inactive must be understood, adding that if normal wages and fair working conditions were offered, some of them could also be involved in employment.

The companies importing guest workers should instead focus on finding ways to motivate the economically inactive to enter the labour market, he said, adding that an earlier Jobbik proposal to offer non-refundable support to companies that employ at least 90% of workers from Hungary or the European Economic Area could improve the situation.

In Hungary, Hungarian workers and Hungarian small businesses should come first, he said.

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