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LMP urges wage hike in public sector

Opposition LMP co-leader Mate Kanasz-Nagy on Monday urged a wage hike in the public sector, saying that the situation was "intolerable".

For example, he said that the number of trainee police had been reduced by half since 2017 and many officers were quitting their jobs over low pay. A young policeman earns less than a monthly net 200,000 forints (EUR 499) including benefits and overtime pay, he said.

Despite the government’s claims of recent wage increases, real wages in the sector have shrunk by nearly 10 percent, Kanasz-Nagy said, adding that his party would “fight for a wage hike till the last minute in the budget debate”.

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