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Health-care Professionals Get 20% Pay Rise from November

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.02.

Health-care professionals will get another, 20 percent pay rise from November 1, the Human Resources Ministry said on Sunday.

The increase is the third one of a gradual pay rise programme for nurses approved in 2018. The programme has raised health-care workers’ salaries by a combined 42 percent over the past two years.

The government has earmarked 82 billion forints (EUR 223m) this year for the pay increases for some 81,000 health-care professionals and 4,000 health visitors.

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The next step of the pay rise programme, a 30 percent salary increase, will take effect in January 2022.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI