- 20 Jan 2020 8:12 AM
- Hungary Matters
The increased wages will be paid from April, retroactively to January 1, 2020, to office clerks and officials of the Budapest and county government offices as well as regional government offices.
The differentiated wage increase is justified by the fact that there are bigger wage tensions in certain counties and the capital, therefore, in these regions a higher increase is required to ensure competitive wages at government offices.
Wages at government offices will thus be raised by at least 10%, but in regions where the labour market situation is tense, the wage increase could exceed 35%.
The Prime Minister’s Office said net wages rose by 87% between 2010 and 2019 — also taking the family tax allowance into account — thanks to the country’s economic performance, and the minimum wage has also more than doubled since 2010.
MTI Photo: Máthé Zoltán