United Kingdom -Wages still far from 2008 level -November 20, 2015

Trade union GMB published a comparison between average earnings data for April 2015 and equivalent figures for April 2008 for the UK and 12 regions. The union used official data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). The average pay of £26,137 in April 2008 has increased by £1,470 to £27, 607 in April 2015. That is an increase of 5.6 % while the inflation rate between April 2008 and April 2015 is 20.6%.

English: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/average-earnings-still-down-on-2008    

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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