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Retvari: Government working to raise teachers’ average monthly pay to HUF 800,000

The government is working to raise the monthly salaries of teachers by 75 percent to average 800,000 forints (EUR 2,144) by 2025, a state secretary at the interior ministry told public broadcaster M1 on Monday.

Bence Retvari said the government would use an expected 800 billion forints in European Union funding for the purpose, while another 5,600 billion forints from domestic coffers could be used to maintain the scheme until 2030.

Retvari said the first portion of the rise had been paid to teachers in January from the central budget, while “the difference would be paid subsequently as soon as the EU funds arrive”. He also slammed the opposition for “doing everything that those funds should never arrive”.

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