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 March 2015 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 43.1 per cent in terms of employees and 39.9 per cent in terms of the total amount of wages.
In March 2015 the hourly index and the per employee index was unchanged from last month.
Compared with March 2014 the hourly index and the per employee index increased by 1.0 per cent.
During the period January-March 2015 both indices rose by 1.0 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year.
Date of next release: 21 May 2015