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Socialists call for linking starter teachers’ salaries to central bank governor’s pay

The opposition Socialists on Monday called for linking career-starter teachers' salaries to the central bank governor's pay.

Socialist parliamentary group leader Bertalan Toth told an online press briefing that a current government proposal to raise Gyorgy Matolcsy’s salary from 5 million forints (EUR 12,275) a month to over 6 million forints was unacceptable.

The Orbán government is raising Matolcsy’s salary at a time when inflation is record high, food prices are growing by 40-50 percent, and the central bank has introduced a base rate of 18 percent to prevent the collapse of the forint, he said.

He proposed setting starter teachers’ wages at 10 percent of the central bank governor’s.

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