The wages of employees at the National Ambulance Service are set to rise by 10 percent from January, the Human Resources Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
As we wrote on May, 2017, around 200 ambulance workers and supporters held a demonstration in front of the National Ambulance Headquarters in Budapest demanding higher wages and better working conditions.
The rise comes after a 12 percent increase in 2017 for ambulance drivers, nurses and navigators, the statement noted. The current measure will also entail the administrative staff and manual workers, it said.
“The government views the National Ambulance Service’s continued development as of great importance and works to constantly improve the financial and moral value of the profession,” the statement said.
In addition, the support of the daily work and professional development of ambulance workers as well as the improvement of the working environment aims to improve the physical and mental health of employees and the social prestige of the profession, the statement said.
As we wrote before, based on official data portfolio.hu has calculated that 3.7 millions of Poles, Hungarians, Romanians, Czechs and Slovaks live in the five most popular Western-European countries. To make matters worse, real numbers might be even higher. For example, 3 million is the estimated number of those Romanians who abandoned their country. Therefore, the whole region struggles with labour shortage. Read more details HERE.
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