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Gulyas: EC sends ‘guarantee’ needed for teachers’ wage hike

Hungary received the "written guarantee" expected from the European Commission on Wednesday, and so school and kindergarten teachers will receive the planned 32.2 percent wage hike, the head of the Prime Minister's Office said.

The wages of vocational school employees will also be raised, from government coffers, Gergely Gulyas told MTI. The raises will be in effect from January 1, he added.

The hike will raise teachers’ wages to 71.8 percent of the average wage of degree holders. Hungary’s commitment to raise their salaries to 80 percent of that will be achieved by a planned raise of 21 percent at the beginning of 2025, he added.

The EU funds, 530 million euros, will cover 12 percent of the raise until 2030. The measure will impact some 140,000 people, Gulyas said.

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