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Interior ministry proposes 18 percent pay rise to nurses

The interior ministry has proposed a general 18 percent pay rise to nurses starting in July, according to a statement sent to MTI on Wednesday.

The ministry said health-care staff in non-medical areas would be included in the programme.

The ministry will submit its draft decree for consultations with professionals and social groups, the statement said, adding that the government’s decision on the matter was expected to be made in May.

“Despite extraordinary expenses caused by the war [in Ukraine] the government has set aside 50 billion forints (HUF 133.6m) to cover the pay hike scheme in health care, the statement said, adding that a further increase was planned for March next year.

According to the proposal, the pay hike will cover a staff of 84,000 employees.

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