Spain -Wage pact signed, doubts remain -May 15, 2015

Wage pact settled foresees a 1% pay increase in 2015 and 1.5% in 2016 but not obligatory, hence trade unions express doubts.

Trade unions and employer organisations have settled a wage pact foreseeing a 1% pay increase in 2015 and 1.5% in 2016. The wage pact, which was signed by all parties on the national level, serves as a recommendation to the negotiators in the different sectors. While national level representatives agreed on these levels, they are not obligatory. While the recommendation usually sets the pace for collective agreement negotiations in the country, both employers and trade unions have expressed doubts that this will be the case in 2015, with trade unions calling on employers to honour the agreement.

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