Hungary - Teachers and minimum wage - November 30, 2016

The teachers’ union PSZ stated that teachers have been worse off by as much as HUF 30,000 (96 euro) a month since the government eliminated a law tying their wages to minimum wage. According to PSZ, increases to the minimum wage for 2017 and 2018 recently mandated by parliament would have no impact on teachers’ wages, as the basis for calculating them is no longer the actual minimum wage of any given year but rather that of 2014, which is already 8.5 percent less than the current minimum gross wage of HUF 111,000 (357 euro) and considerably less than the HUF 129,000 promised for 2017.

English: http://budapestbeacon.com/news-in-brief/teachers-unaffected …  

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