Rise in negotiated pay increases in first half of 2007

The WSI trade union research organisation says that collectively negotiated pay increases in the first half of 2007 are higher than last year averaging 3.7%. Taking account of longer-term deals, including those negotiated last year with increases in the first half of 2007, then pay increases so far in 2007 are running at 2.3% up from 1.5% in 2006. The AVEU energy sector deal covering the East is ahead of the average with a 3.1% increase for the year from 1 April 2007. [Read more at > WSI (DE)->http://www.boeckler.de/cps/rde/xchg/SID-3D0AB75D-AFB03C0F/hbs/hs.xsl/320_87386.html]

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