France - Public sector pay trend below inflation - February 14, 2011

The FGFFO civil service trade union has produced a briefing on public sector pay showing that the basic annual increase has exceeded inflation in only one of the last 11 years. The loss in purchasing power over the period is around 8%. Inflation in 2011 is expected to reach 2% while pay has been frozen until 2013. The UGFF-CGT federation has carried out a similar exercise including calculations for a sample of salary grades indicating what the loss of purchasing power means for gross pay. This exercise shows that if pay had kept pace with inflation since 2000 then administrative workers would be between €153 and €230 per month better off.


French: (2011-02-03 TRACT SALAIRES);

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