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 June 2021 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 41.5% in terms of employees and 42.1% in terms of the total amount of wages.
In June 2021, the hourly index and the per employee index increased both by 0.2%.
Compared with June 2020 the hourly index increased by 0.6% while the per employee index rose by 0.7%.
In the period January-June 2021 the hourly and the per employee indices grew by 0.6%.