Far-right Jobbik finds allies on the left

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Unions are joining forces to support a referendum that would give men the right to retire after 40 years of employment – a topic which has been embraced by the far-right Jobbik party and widely used in its campaign, online news portal hvg.hu reported yesterday. 

Both MaSzSz and Liga Szakszervezetek, two of the largest Hungarian trade unions are supporting the initiative. The Supreme Court (“Kúria”) approved the referendum initiated by Railway Workers’ Union officer József Bodnár, who justified his scheme using the argument of gender equality, referring to women’s existing right to retire after 40 years of employment.

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