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 September 2021 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 47.0% in terms of employees and 46.9% in terms of the total amount of wages.
In September 2021, the hourly index and the per employee index increased both by 0.1%.
Compared with September 2020 the hourly index and the per employee index increased by 0.7%.
In the period January-September 2021 the hourly increased by 0.6% and the per employee indices grew by 0.7%.