Netherlands -Substantial wage fall recorded -April 23, 2013

The annual Loonwijzer/Monsterboard Wage Index report, based on a survey among 185.000 respondents, describes that wages have decreased in 2013 by 6% compared to 2012. The average hourly wage went down from €15.50 to €14.60.

The annual Loonwijzer/Monsterboard Wage Index report, based on a survey among 185.000 respondents, describes that wages have decreased in 2013 by 6% compared to 2012. The average hourly wage went down from €15.50 to €14.60. The wage decrease was the highest in IT (-8.5%) and banking (-7.9%), the lowest in tourism and gastronomy (-1%). The financial sector still has the highest proportion of high income earners, whilst workers in the tourism and gastronomy earn the lowest hourly wages (€10.40), with 22% of the workforce in tourism and gastronomy being paid at the level of the national minimum wage. In a reaction the trade union confederation FNV said that the report confirms that the crisis and the intensification of flex work have created hard times for workers. Workers are forced to accept low paid jobs with less job security and an uncertain future.

English: http://www.iamexpat.nl/read-and-discuss/career/news/average-wages ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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