Sunday, 22 September 2019 05:52 GMT

Thousands protest Hungary's overtime work law

(MENAFN) Thousands have rallied through Budapest"s city center on Saturday to protest against a new law that gives employers the right to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime.

Opposition groups have organized several rallies in the past weeks in the capital and other cities against what they said was an authoritarian rule of conservative nationalist Viktor Orban.

Saturday"s rally, organized by opposition parties, trade unions and civic groups, mainly targeted the new labor law, which critics call "slave law".

The protesters marched from the historic Heroes Square to the parliament building on the bank of the Danube river, carrying banners such as "Sweep away the regime".


Thousands protest Hungary's overtime work law

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