Jobbik lawmaker Dora Duro said on Saturday that “another lie of [education state secretary] Rozsa Hoffman’s has come to light this week.”
“It has become clear that the government snubs teachers.”
Failing next September’s pay rise, teachers will actually see their pay packet shrink, since the new education law has upped mandatory teaching hours for the same wage.
Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy announced a package of measures on Friday to improve Hungary’s fiscal balance by 397 billion forints (EUR 1.4bn) in 2013. Part of the package involves postponing the pay rise with savings of 73 billion forints planned. Hoffmann recently insisted that the government would press ahead with the pay hike.