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 August 2013 the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting aspects) was 47.6 per cent in terms of employees and 46.1 per cent in terms of the total amount of wages.
In August 2013 compared to the previous month, the hourly index and the per employee index were unchanged. Compared with August 2012 both indices increased by 1.5. During the period January-August 2013 the hourly wage index and the per employee index rose by 1.5 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year.