Pay report highlights gap between old and new EU Member States


The 2006 review of pay across Europe by the EIRO industrial relations observatory indicates that on average collectively negotiated pay increases in the EU15 remained at 3.0% in 2005, the same figure as 2004, while the New Member States saw the average rise to 5.6% to 6.7%. In the EU15 and Norway pay rises in local government averaged 2.2% in 2005 down from 3.2% in 2004. There were fewer figures available for the New Member States but the average of 3.7% in 2005 was down on the 5.2% recorded in 2004. Civil service pay deals in the EU15 and Norway averaged 2.3% in 2005 down from 3.0% in 2004 while, again with fewer figures available, the New Member States saw the average rise fall from 4.8% to 3.6%.
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