The opposition LMP party has called for higher, uniform wages in the social services and health care sectors, in the wake of “failed” negotiations with the human resources ministry.

LMP deputy Péter Ungár told a press conference on Saturday that talks with the ministry had “led to no result” and added that the resolving the issue of meagre wages especially in social services required “nothing but political resolution”.

Ungár said that a teacher for children with special needs currently makes a net monthly 130,000 forints (EUR 366), and warned that meagre wages prevent young people from finding jobs in the sector, while most employees are nearing retirement age.

He demanded that the government should come to consensus with trade unions and raise minimum wages in the sector to a net 200,000 forints.

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