I work as a bricklayer to supplement my teacher’s income

October 17. 2022. – 05:20 PM



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Hungarian teachers' salaries have been steadily losing value since 2014, and they cannot survive without second jobs. While Fidesz keeps pointing the finger at Brussels, those affected have had enough. By now, students and parents have joined the educators, and a level of discontent has been sparked, the kind which hasn’t been seen in Hungary for a long time. One day before the new student protest, the government made a concrete wage increase pledge – that is, if they can reach an agreement with the EU. In our video, teachers tell us how they are coping with the current tense situation and why they still love teaching. Make sure to turn on the English subtitles!

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