Opposition Called for Linking Starter Teachers’ Salaries to Central Bank Governor’s Pay


The opposition Socialists have called for teachers’ salaries to be linked to the central bank governor’s pay. Socialist parliamentary group leader Bertalan Tóth told an online press briefing that a current government proposal to raise György 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%, and the central bank has introduced a base rate of 18% to prevent the collapse of the forint, he said, proposing setting starter teachers’ wages at 10% of the central bank governor’s pay packet.





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