Hungary govt submits bill on working conditions

Budapest, June 3 (MTI) – The government on Friday submitted to parliament amendments to Hungary’s Labour Code on regulations governing weekly hours, trial employment and holidays.  

The bill published on parliament’s website calls for temporary “crisis” measures introduced earlier to be extended to the end of the year.


One proposal is to allow employers greater leeway in planning working hours. Under the plan, hours from less busy periods can be regrouped to busier periods and the working week will be capped at 44 hours instead of the current 40, with no increase in pay.


Under the draft, the period of trial employment can be raised to six months, and employees will be able to have a say on when they take out holidays only two-thirds of the time.


The government has asked for the bill to be expedited and to be enforced on July 1 this year.