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Teachers’ law passed by Parliament

A left-wing commentator accuses the government side of voting against Hungary’s future, while a pro-government columnist asserts that the new law will improve teachers’ working conditions.

Teachers’ strikes continue

As another group of teachers are fired for participating in wildcat strikes, pundits from across the political spectrum ponder the possible outcomes of the teacher’s revolt.

Teachers protest after eight more fired

As hundreds of teachers went on strike in protest against the government’s decision to dismiss eight more teachers for participating in the action, a left-wing commentator accuses the authorities of trying to intimidate their critics. The main pro-government daily remarks that a key figure in the protest is known for ...

Teachers’ protest on October 23

A pro-government analyst and a left-wing commentator offer diametrically opposed interpretations of the teachers’ demonstrations joined by tens of thousands in Budapest on 23 October.

Protest on teachers’ day

Commenting on the unusually large crowd demonstrating in Budapest on Wednesday in support of teachers on strike, opposition-leaning commentators lambast the government for not heeding teachers’ demands for better pay and conditions.

Ruminations on teachers’ demands for higher wages

A pro-government commentator accuses  teachers striking for higher wages of acting from political motives. A left-wing liberal columnist proposes merit-based salary hikes to motivate teachers and strengthen equality of opportunity.

Teachers start indefinite strike

A liberal education expert accuses the government of trying to silence teachers who are demanding higher wages and better work conditions. A pro-government pundit dismisses the strike announced just before the election as a campaign stunt.

Teachers launch warning-strike

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the legitimate demands of teachers and trying to limit their right to strike. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, accuses the unions who called the strike of being the puppets of opposition parties.

Leader leaves teachers’ protest movement

A left-wing analyst blames the opposition for being unable to capitalise on protest movements in different sectors of the economy.

A new round of teachers’ protests

As teachers organize a full day strike demanding education reforms and higher salaries, a pro-government and a left-wing commentator agree that it is unlikely that teachers will achieve their aims.