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LMP calls on government to raise teachers’ wages

The opposition LMP has called on the government to raise the wages of teachers and other public education employees.

The party’s deputy group leader, Mate Kanasz-Nagy, said that Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, “spread uncertainty and pointed the finger at Brussels again” when he told commercial media outlet at the end of last week that the government “will do everything it can” to ensure a 32 percent wage hike, but that it depended on “technical approval” by the European Commission.

The wage hike depends only on the government’s will, Kanasz-Nagy told a press conference on Wednesday.

“It looks like the cabinet is looking for ways to back out of the wage hike”, despite the interior ministry’s statement that teachers would receive a 32 percent raise from January 1, he said.

He called on the government to clarify whether teachers’ wages will rise, and by how much.

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