Ambulance Workers Protest For Higher Wages In Budapest

  • 1 Jun 2017 6:00 AM
Ambulance Workers Protest For Higher Wages In Budapest
Around 200 ambulance workers and supporters held a demonstration in front of the National Ambulance Headquarters in Budapest demanding higher wages and better working conditions on Wednesday.

At the demonstration dubbed “Enough!” and organised by unions for ambulance workers, Zsolt Kusper, head of the Hungarian Ambulance Workers’ Federation (MOMSZ), said that they will carry on demonstrating until they achieve a net wage hike to the level of current gross wages, and until a career model [similar to teachers’] has been introduced for ambulance workers.

Kusper called government claims that ambulance workers’ wages averaged at monthly 239,000 forints (EUR 776.5) “false”, and said that net wages in the sector are around 119,000 forints.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

MTI photo: Szigetváry Zsolt

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