It would be possible to suspend collective redundancy rules without the need for a separate agreement, which is, inter alia, suggested by employers. The unions freaked out.
The MGYOSZ proposal such as job vacancies, suspension of collective redundancy rules, 15 days' notice of non-working days, relaxation of overtime and rest periods, and the possibility of too. I would also suspend the employer's liability for work at home. In addition, they would like to see a general exemption for employees who are exempt from the obligation to work but who remain in employment and receive wages.
According to the federation, the above would be necessary to keep more jobs, ie to help businesses survive. By the way, MGYOSZ also emphasizes in its communication that the current severe crisis requires wide-ranging and disciplined cooperation of the whole society. “Both the state and employers and workers must strive to ensure the supply of the population and the survival of businesses while curbing the epidemic. In this case, all proposals and measures should be in the best interests of individuals, employees and employers, ie all economic operators, and MGYOSZ will strive to take this into account, ”the organization states in its statement.
They also state that transitional rules, regardless of company size, industry, nationality or ownership structure, should prevent abuse of the situation, be it in the form of pricing to customers, unjustified non-compliance or unjustified refusal to take over suppliers. And if that happens, it must be severely sanctioned. “The same should be done in the case of unethical and / or unlawful actions in the employer-employee relationship,” says MGYOSZ, which would justify its proposal to make workers more vulnerable than at present.
The unions were astonished to read the above suggestions of MGYOSZ. The draft at first reading is nothing more than a law on slavery on the square, said László Kordás, president of the Hungarian Trade Union Confederation (MASZSZ), outraged. In his view, it is quite clear that industrialists are hiring to the detriment of workers, and they want to get out of the economic pit caused by the epidemic. The union leader also joined this opinion in the Trade Union Cooperation Forum (SFE). The two federations require immediate consultation.
Unions, by the way, aThey had not even heard of preparations for the crisis management package, so they could not comment on the draft. However, this multi-point rescue package is for the time being a plan for the perfect evacuation of employees – said László Kordás. The president of the MASZSZ stated that MGYOSZ created version 2.0 of the slavery law, which would put the workers in a more vulnerable position than before.
Among other things, employee representation is baffled by the proposal's section on leave, which, on the proposal of the industry, eases “the allocation and regulation of part of paid leave for the following years, and overtime, rest, on-call time, “.
For everyone to understand: this means that if the interests of the manufacturing owner's employer so desire, workers cannot go on leave for years, explains László Kordás. According to the President, this point is, by the way, in stark contrast to the emergency measure – and to the draftsman himself – as the writer himself writes that it applies to the coming years.
However, the package of proposals is bleeding from a number of wounds – says László Kordás, who also mentions, for example, the point on suspending the rules for collective redundancies. This means that any number of people, without any obligation to report, could be taken to the streets at any time without any consequences. MGYOSZ's proposal extends to overtime, rest time and more flexible working hours, which – according to MASS – is infinitely dangerous as it suggests unlimited intervention. They also do not understand exactly how to deviate from the job description in the proposal package. It is to be feared, says László Kordás, that this would be to the detriment of the workers, as well as the planned relaxation of the rules on overtime, rest, on-call time, on-call time and working time.
According to the union leader, this draft could violate EU law on several points. MASSZSZ and SZEF both agree that jobs need to be saved, but this is not a drastic change in labor law. MASSZSZ, which represents around 130,000 workers, and the SZEF, which represents nearly 60,000 civil servants, are strongly opposed to the introduction of the bill and are immediately consulting with employers and the government.