Italy -Data on wages and collective agreement coverage updated -September 25, 2015

The statistical office ISTAT published the index of wages according to collective labour agreements that measures the evolution of wages and salaries (per employee or per hour) determined by contractual provisions set by collective agreements. The indices are calculated with reference to the fixed employment structure of the base period (December 2010). At the end of August 2015, the coverage rate (share of national collective agreements in force for the wage setting) was 62.0% in terms of employees and 59.0% in terms of the total amount of wages. The office also issued a new quarterly release on the labour market.


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