Hungarian Prime Minister Olburn flags further wage increases prior to 2022 elections

Hungarian Prime Minister Olburn spoke at a joint press conference in Budapest, Hungary on April 1, 2021. (LaszloBalogh / AP Photo)

Budapest-Hungary plans to raise nurses’ salaries by 21% and a monthly minimum wage of 200,000 forints ($ 644) from January, Prime Minister Victor Oban told state radio on Friday.

Faced with next year’s elections, Olburn said talks on raising the minimum wage are still underway. He added that the government would cut taxes on businesses if they were ready to raise the minimum wage.

He also flagged a 10 percent salary increase for teachers in 2022.

Distribution of Orban to voters before a tough election is expected includes measures such as a $ 2 billion income tax refund for families, an income tax exemption for young workers, housing renovation grants, and additional pension payments. included.

($ 1 = 310.41 forint)