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Unions Call for Minimum Wage Hike

An umbrella trade union group (SZEF) has called for the minimum wage before tax to be raised to 190,000 forints (EUR 584) and the minimum wage for skilled workers to be increased to 247,000 forints.

The minimum wages are currently set at 138,000 and 180,500 forints, respectively.

A minimum wage of 321,000 forints for tertiary education graduates should be introduced, SZEF head András Földiák said at a press conference on Wednesday.

The total estimated cost of all the hikes would amount to169 billion (EUR 520m) forints.

via MTI
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