Several protests have been held in Hungary since December 8, mobilising a few thousands of people. In the parliament, the opposition parties attacked the ruling parties and wanted to paralyse the parliament's work by obstruction. What is happening in Hungary?
By doing this, the Fidesz government made the situation of capitalist employers easier. The labour code hasn't been serving the interests of workers and working people, as since the capitalist system change of 1990 all governments, without exception, have been serving the interests of the capitalists and formed the laws accordingly.
We note that in Hungary there are about 1000 trade unions, operating in 6 confederations. Altogether they have 400-450.000 members, which is only 9-10 percent of the employed people.
According to the data of the trade unions, about 10.000 people attended the protest on December 8.
Unfortunately, the liberal parties have encroached on the protest from the very first moment. For them the labour code was only a pretext. They are campaigning for the European elections. It's also regrettable that the trade unions leaders let them do it.
Other issues, such as the protection of the Soros founded Central European University, the freedom of education, gender have been added to the topics of the demonstrations, though they have nothing to do with the labour code.
The protests turned into open anti-government actions. The visible goal of the organisers was to provoke the police and made them use mass violence. Leaders of liberal parties have also been active during the protests.
The opposition parties want to regain their lost positions by „radicalisation”, but they are too weak for them. They haven't become radicals, they only copy Western methods.
The liberal political forces are behind the events, those who want to regain power. They try to win the support of the public opinion before the European elections in May 2019.
The leadership of the Workers' Party asked the members who work in factories, the railway or schools to talk to the people. We should know what the workers, the working people actually want. We tell the working people that in the capitalist system theirs is only what they have been fighting for. The Workers' Party helps. But the party can't take over the fight of the workers, the working people and the trade unions. When the time comes, we'll go to the streets.
Hungarian Workers' Party