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Contractual wages and salaries

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The index of wages according to the national collective bargaining agreement 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 2015).

At the end of December 2020 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 19.1% in terms of employees and 19.8% in terms of the total amount of wages.

In December 2020 the hourly index and the per employee index were unchanged from last month.

Compared with December 2019 the hourly and the per employee indices respectively increased by 0.6% and 0.5%.

In 2020 the annual average the hourly index increase by 0.6% and the per employee indices rose both by 0.5% compared to 2019.

Reference period: Fourth quarter 2020

Date of Issue: 29 January 2021

Next release: 29 April 2021



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