Hungarian Govt Aims To Reach Agreement With Teachers

  • 16 Feb 2016 8:00 AM
Hungarian Govt Aims To Reach Agreement With Teachers
The government will support talks now under way with teachers and “aim to reach an agreement”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in parliament, in reference to teachers’ demonstrations over the weekend. “Hungarians generally trust teachers, which is why we trust them with our most precious possessions, our children, too”, he said.

The government spent 12.8 billion forints (EUR 41.3m) on raising the salaries of health-care workers in January, mostly for nurses and doctors, he said.

Resident doctors with a speciality received 151,000 forints support a month last year and GPs will get the raise again that they got last year.

Orbán added that staff working in public administration in district offices will also get a 30% wage hike from July.

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