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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 November 2016 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 32.0 per cent in terms of employees and 30.9 per cent in terms of the total amount of wages.

In November 2016 the hourly index and the per employee index were unchanged from last month.
Compared with November 2015 both indices increased by 0.4 per cent.

During the period January-November 2016 the hourly index increased by 0.6 per cent and the per employee index rose by 0.7 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Note: On 21 December 2016 at 15:30 hrs. the full text in the download area was replaced as it contained data which mistakenly did not take account of the suspension of the third tranche set by the National Collective Bargaining Agreement (this suspension was decided by a supplementary agreement on 24 October 2016).

Reference period: November 2016

Date of Issue: 21 December 2016

Next release: 27 January 2017



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