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 2017 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 58.7 per cent in terms of employees and 55.8 per cent in terms of the total amount of wages.
In December 2017 the hourly index increased by 0.1 per cent and the per employee index was unchanged from last month.
Compared with December 2016 the hourly index increased by 0.7 per cent while the per employee index rose by 0.8 per cent.
In 2017 the annual average both indices increased by 0.6 per cent compared to 2016.