Teachers’ unions demand pay increases
Hungarian teachers ‘unions PSZ and PDSZ called for higher wages and a reduction in the workload for all those working in education at a joint press conference yesterday, World Teachers’ Day, according to the daily Social Democrat Népszava.
The unions want the benchmark for calculating teachers’ salaries to be the current minimum wage; Currently, wages are linked to the minimum wage in 2014.
They are also asking for an increase in the salaries of people working in education who are not teachers.
Unions want classroom teaching hours capped at 22 per week, and they want teaching assistant hours reduced from 40 to 35 per week. The demands were sent in a letter to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
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