The government has revealed that talks are ongoing on the details of the next pay rise nurses are scheduled to receive in the spring of 2024.
The interior ministry said healthcare professionals will receive another wage hike next March, on top of the 18% pay rise they received back in July. This second phase of wage hikes will bring the average base salary of healthcare professionals to at least 37% of the average base salary of doctors, the ministry said. Péter Takács, the state secretary for healthcare, is in talks with representatives of the Democratic Union of Hungarian Social and Health Care Workers (MSZ EDDSZ) and the Independent Trade Union of Ambulance Workers (MOSZ), they said, adding that the government will also seek the opinions of the unions when devising the details of the regulations. The ministry said it urges the introduction of salary bands over the current pay scale of fixed salaries based on professional advancement. The 2023 central budget has allocated 50 billion forints (EUR 131.9m) for wage hikes in the healthcare sector.