Hungary - Promises to double wages of health care workers until 2019 - June 30, 2016

Close to 100 000 employees in the state-owned health care sector will receive major pay rises under an agreement signed by the government, the trade unions and the chambers representing medical professions. Gross basic wages of specialist doctors and hospital-based specialist pharmacists will increase by HUF 107 000 (342 euro) from September 2016 and a further HUF 100 000 (320 euro) from 1 November 2017. Resident doctors’ basic wage will increase by HUF 50 000 (160 euro) from November. As for health care workers, basic wages will increase by an average of 26.5 percent this year, 12 percent from November 2017 and a further 8 percent in November 2018 and November 2019.

English: http://hungarytoday.hu/news/government-health-care-workers-wages-double-2019 … 

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