The government is ploughing 800 billion forints (€ 2.2 billion) into wage hikes for public servants, and tax cuts worth 750 billion forints will help the private sector in raising the minimum wage at the beginning of 2022, in line with regulations, the government spokesperson said on Sunday.
Alexandra Szentkirályi said in a video post on Facebook that financial stability and a good economic performance were at the root of the raises.
Nurses’ wages will grow by a further 21 percent from January, she said. Doctors’ wage hike will also continue, in line with the scheme launched in 2020 to raise doctors’ salaries two-and-a-half-fold on average, she said.
Employees working in the social and cultural sectors, as well as in creches, will see a 20 percent raise, she said.
Teachers’ wages will grow by 10 percent, as will that of those working in law enforcement, she said. Law enforcement employees will also get a one-off salary supplement of six months’ salary in February, she added.
The minimum wage and the minimum wage for skilled workers will also grow by 20 percent, she said.