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Wage increase averts threatened doctors' strike in Hungary

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7129.411c (Published 07 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:411
  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    With national elections looming in May, the Hungarian government has granted healthcare workers a 16% wage increase, averting a threatened strike.

    The settlement also includes a promise by the government to set aside 2.3 billion Hungarian forints (£6.7m; $10.7m) this year and three billion forints in ensuing years for bonus payments for medical staff. …

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