Legal assistance for student employees
The legal assistance network operated by the National Confederation of Workers’ Councils, called JOGpontok and the National Union of Students in Hungary (HÖOK) signed a cooperation agreement with a view to rendering information to student employees and to resolving their labour disputes.
As part of cooperation between JOGpontok and HÖOK, an information campaign will be launched for students to familiarize them with the different phases of employment, to present the contracts related to the different forms of employment and to inform them about the wage levels to be expected in the case of students.
In Hungary two hundred thousand young students including one hundred thousand people in higher education get employed as students every year. The majority of the students gain their first work experiences during the summer holiday and so they require adequate assistance and information before their employment.
The JOGpontok legal assistance network started to operate in 2016. The project financed by the Economic Development and Innovation Operative Program of EU will be completed in the summer of 2019.