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Jobbik launches signature drive to demand ‘decent’ wages

The opposition Jobbik-Conservatives party has launched a signature drive demanding "normal wages", senior officials of the party told a press conference on Monday.

Group leader Gyorgy Laszlo Lukacs said the aim was to “keep on the agenda at all forums” the necessity to raise wages in Hungary.

“Successive governments in the past three decades have … abandoned Hungarian workers and allowed highly qualified people to be employed with low wages and used the low level of wages to attract foreign investors to the country”, he said. For the past 30 years, the wage gap between Hungary and the European average has “continually increased”, he said, adding that “several countries that started from the same level as Hungary now have much higher average wages”.

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