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SOCIALISTS DEMAND GOVT PAY 80% WAGES AT AILING COMPANIES

 

The opposition Socialists said they have called on the government to help companies impacted by the novel coronavirus epidemic and undertake payment of at least 80% of their workers’ salaries. Governments in neighbouring countries have all taken up to pay a fair proportion of wages, such as in Austria with as much as 90%, deputy party leader László Szakács told an online press conference on Facebook. He said the payment should be provided directly to the employees rather than to their companies. “Today, four in five Hungarian families have no savings at all, this is why ensuring them a steady income is vital,” Szakács said.