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[IWS] EIRO: DEVELOPMENTS IN COLLECTIVELY AGREED PAY 2013--COMPARATIVE STUDY [12 June 2014]

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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)

European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO)

COMPARATIVE STUDY

 

DEVELOPMENTS IN COLLECTIVELY AGREED PAY 2013 [12 June 2014]

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/studies/tn1404020s/index.htm

or

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/studies/tn1404020s/tn1404020s.htm

or

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/docs/eiro/tn1404020s/tn1404020s.pdf

[full-text, 47 pages]

Comparative study  

The available national data reveal that average nominal collectively agreed pay increases in 2013 were roughly the same as or lower than those in 2012 in all the countries examined. However, because of lower inflation rates, employees in a number of countries saw the purchasing power of their wages increase again. This is a change from the post-crisis trend that had been observed since 2011 in many EU Member States. The increases in collectively agreed nominal wages for the chemical sector were lower in 2013 than in 2012. The development in the retail sector was less straightforward, with 10 countries reporting a lower wage increase in 2013 than in 2012 and another 10 countries reporting a higher or equal wage increase. From the sectors examined (civil service, retail and chemical sectors), civil service pay trends were the most negative, with the majority of countries surveyed reporting pay freezes or pay cuts in the sector.

The study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by the EIRO correspondents. The text of each of these national reports is available below. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire and should be read in conjunction with it.

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