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Teachers’ law passed by Parliament

Thursday, July 6th, 2023

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. READ MORE

Opposing narratives on 2022

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

A liberal and a right-wing author offer radically diverging interpretations on what the past year has meant in Hungarian politics. READ MORE

Teachers’ strikes continue

Monday, December 12th, 2022

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. READ MORE

Teachers protest after eight more fired

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

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 her left-wing stance. READ MORE

Teachers’ protest on October 23

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

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. READ MORE

Protest on teachers’ day

Friday, October 7th, 2022

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. READ MORE

Ruminations on teachers’ demands for higher wages

Monday, September 12th, 2022

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. READ MORE

Teachers start indefinite strike

Friday, March 18th, 2022

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. READ MORE

Teachers launch warning-strike

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

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. READ MORE

Primary schools to reopen next week

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

A conservative commentator lambasts teachers who refuse to be inoculated against Covid 19, as primary schools prepare to resume classroom instruction from next Monday. 75 per cent of teachers and nurses have registered and have already received a first dose of the vaccine. READ MORE