Hungarian leftist parties continue to work against Hungary accessing the European Union funds that would allow teachers’ wage hikes, state secretary Bence Rétvári said after a meeting between government officials and opposition lawmakers, representatives of trade unions and student organisations on a draft legislation on teachers’ status.
Should the EU funds be at hand, teachers’ wages could be raised to HUF 561,000 (EUR 1,500) on average per month, he added.
The government is ready to bring about the largest wage hike of the past 30 years, of 75 percent, he said. “Unfortunately, we have had no guarantees from leftist politicians that they would stop working against teachers,” he said.
Wednesday’s meeting was the 19th stage of a long series of consultations, Rétvári said. Government officials answered all the questions of the opposition, he added.
At the same time, the opposition parties have failed to submit their own texts regarding the legislation; only the Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party prepared one, he said. “The others clearly came just to walk out,” he said.
The Fidesz government has all of the power of how administration is conducted. The opposition has zero power. The only thing that needs to happen is that Fidesz needs to comply with EU regulations on rule of law. Whatever happens in Hungary is the responsibility of Orban and the Fidesz government. Forget Fidesz propaganda about the opposition.
Why do we need EU funds to pay our teachers? BIG indication as to who has been funding what, in our country.
Politicians happy to take credit for growth, etc. – however … Turns out European Union is the major contributor to our economy and has been, since we joined!
Agree 100 pc with the firt two comments.
What a pity that so many of our fellow countrymen have their blinkers on and can’t see properly.