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 July 2013 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 47.3 per cent in terms of employees and 45.8 per cent in terms of the total amount of wages.
In July 2013 compared to the previous month, the hourly index increased by 0.1 per cent while the per employee index was unchanged. Compared with July 2012 both indices increased by 1.5. During the period January-July 2013 the hourly wage index increased by 1.4, while the per employee index rose by 1.5 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year.