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 2005).
At the end of December 2012 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 71.6 per cent in terms of employees and 68.1 per cent in terms of the total amount of wages.
In December 2012, the hourly wage index increased by 0.1 per cent compared to the previous month, while the per employee index was unchanged.
Compared with December 2011, the hourly wage index increased by 1.7 per cent while the per employee index increased by 1.6 per cent.
The 2012 yearly average both the hourly wage index and the per employee index increased by 1.5 per cent.