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Nov 30, 2018

Healthcare workers to see pay rises of 72 percent over the next four years

Miklós Kásler said the government will spend 14.1 billion HUF (43.5m EUR) on the pay rises next year and 79.4 billion HUF in 2020

The wages for healthcare workers will rise by 72 percent over the next four years, the human resources minister announced on Thursday.

According to MTI, Miklós Kásler said pay rises will be implemented in four phases between 2019 and 2022.

The workers concerned - healthcare sector public workers, district nurses and healthcare workers without higher education qualifications - will first see their wages increase by 8 percent from July 2019, then by 14 percent from January 2020. Wages will increase again by 20 percent in November of that year and then by another 30 percent in 2021.

The minister said the government will spend 14.1 billion HUF (43.5m EUR) on the pay rises next year and 79.4 billion HUF in 2020.

Kásler also announced that the government will consolidate 55 billion HUF worth of debt amassed by hospitals. The government has also discussed the reform of basic care and emergency care services as well as its five national health schemes.