Pay trends analysed across in Europe and in civil service

Europe
The latest annual pay survey from the EIRO industrial relations observatory shows a drop in average negotiated pay increases in 2009. The overall average fell from 5.1% in 2008 to 4.2% in 2009 while in the Eurozone the increases were lower, down from 3.9% in 2008 to 3.2% in 2009. The civil service increase in 2009 was lower again at 2.9%, down from 4.2% in 2008, with seven countries already registering a pay freeze in 2009. [Read more at > EIRO (EN)->http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/studies/tn1004029s/tn1004029s.htm#hd112]

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