Hungary -Minimum wages increased -December 29, 2011

By regulation as of 27 December, the government has increased by 1 January 2012 the minimum wage from HUF 78,000 to HUF 92,000 (€296) per month, or by 18%. At the same time the so-called guaranteed wage minimum has been lifted from HUF 94,000 to HUF 108,000 (€347) monthly, or by nearly 15%. This latter minimum is established for those who have at least secondary education or secondary professional education and perform work which requires at least secondary professional education.

English: message of Szilvia Borbély, MARMOL research Budapest

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