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Cultural Workers to Get 20% Pay Rise from January

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.12.29.

Employees in the cultural sector will get a 20 percent wage hike from January 1, Miklós Kásler, the minister of human resources, said on Wednesday.

The pay rise is a reflection of the government’s recognition of their work as well as an incentive to stick to their profession, the minister said in a video posted on Facebook.

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Hungary’s government treats culture as a priority, he said, adding that Hungary’s spending in this area over the past four years has been the highest in the European Union in proportion to GDP.

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