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Contractual wages and salaries

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The index of wages according to collective labour agreements measures the evolution of wages and salaries (per employee or per hour) determined by contractual provisions set by collective agreements; the indices are calculated with reference to the fixed employment structure of the base period (December 2010).

At the end of December 2013 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 51.1 per cent in terms of employees and 49.4 per cent in terms of the total amount of wages.

In December 2013 compared to the previous month, the hourly index and the per employee index were unchanged. Compared with December 2012 both indices increased by 1.3 per cent.

The 2013 yearly average the hourly index increased by 1.4 per cent while the per employee index rose by 1.5 per cent.

Reference period: December 2013

Date of Issue: 28 January 2014



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