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Ministry: Health-care Workers to See 72% Pay Rise by 2022

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.06.

The wage hikes initiated by the government in the health-care sector in 2018 will result in a 72 percent wage increase for health-care workers by 2022, the human resources ministry said on Monday.

Responding to a statement by the MESZK employees’ chamber, the ministry said that over the past six years the government had done more to help health-care workers than any past administration.

In 2019, the government fast-tracked an 8 percent wage hike for doctors and nurses, it said.

A 14 percent wage increase implemented in January this year covered some 81,000 doctors and 4,000 nurses, the ministry added.

Next month nurses and skilled health-care workers will receive another 20 percent wage hike which will be followed by a 30 percent increase in January 2022, the statement said.

featured image: Minister of Human Capacities Miklós Kásler; via Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI