The Hungarian community living in Slovakia is also working for getting the principle of “equal wages for equal work” included in the EU Treaties as a fundamental right for citizens. To get the European Commission put the wage union issue on its agenda, the organizers need to collect altogether one million signatures from the EU, including nearly ten thousand from Slovakia. Jobbik members living there will start negotiations with several Slovakian NGOs and trade unions. Disappointingly enough, Slovakian PM Robert Fico, similarly to Viktor Orbán, has never raised concerns about the issue of local prices having already reached western levels while wages still lagged far behind.
MP István Szávay, head of Jobbik National Policy Cabinet and Péter Pallér, Jobbik’s organizer in Slovakia