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PM Orbán Announces 10% Wage Hike for Police Officers and Soldiers

Péter Cseresnyés 2021.12.20.

The government has decided to raise the wages of soldiers and police officers by 10%, and they will also receive a bonus of six months’ pay early next year, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on social media.

The Prime Minister signed the agreement on the pay raise today in the presence of  police and military leaders, uploading a video of the meeting.

Orbán expressed his gratitude to police officers and soldiers for their work and efforts in the management of the coronavirus pandemic and the management of migration pressure at Hungary’s borders.

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Orbán also promised further “significant” salary increases in the next months and years “to retain our police and soldiers.”

The current decision on the wage hike affects nearly 200,000 individuals and is part of a broad wave of sectoral wage increases announced by the government in recent months.

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Featured photo by Vivien Cher Benko/PM’s Press Office


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