Spain - Metal unions reached 2.4% pay increase over 2009 - January 20, 2010

By strikes from 28 October 2009 on, the metal unions affiliated to CCOO and UGT succeeded to break through the wage freeze position of the central employers’ organisations. A CCOO evaluation of collective bargaining concerning the 67 territorial metal agreements agreed learns that the average wage increase is set at 2.4%, allowing purchasing power to rise as inflation in 2009 was 0.8%. Yet, agreements have focused on pay increases and lack improvements in other fields.

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