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Suzuki plant targeted in Hungarian slave law dispute

Auto News - Published on Fri, 22 Feb 2019

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Automotive News reported that Hungarian opposition parties boycotted parliament and said they will protest against Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government and its so-called “slave law” at a plant run by Suzuki. The lawmakers said they planned to demonstrate against the alleged unfair dismissal of a trade union organizer at Suzuki’s factory in the city of Esztergom, and highlight the situation currently facing Hungarian workers under the "slave law."

Companies in Hungary risk criticism after the government pushed through the law to increase overtime hours that may force some employees to work the equivalent of six days a week. For its part, Suzuki said it does not plan to impose the higher overtime limit, as it has enough workers to fulfill orders, according to the Portfolio news website.

Mr Bertalan Toth chairman of the Socialist party, said in a broadcast on the news website that “We will also not let this theme be taken off the agenda.”

Labor disputes could yet cause trouble for the government if they threaten Hungary’s region-leading economic growth rate. A strike at Volkswagen Group’s Audi plant was resolved only a few weeks ago.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Fri, 22 Feb 2019
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