Opposition LMP urges the government to increase the wages of special education teachers because what they earn today is humiliating, a lawmaker of the party said on Sunday.
Most of these teachers take home less than 200,000 forints (EUR 608) net per month in Hungary, Péter Ungár told a press conference. If they go to work abroad they earn the same as a Hungarian school director right away, he said.
Low wages have triggered a further shortage of special education teachers this year and this has created a problem of starting the school year for many students, he said.
To improve the situation, LMP proposes increasing the special education allowance from 5 percent to 15 percent and raising the wages of career starters in the sector, Ungar said.