Belgium - Annual wage increase calculated at 3.9% - August 31, 2018

A study by HR consultancy Hudson, compiled from a sample of 755 companies, reveals that wages increased by 3.9% over the period 2017 to 2018, compared to the previous year. In the period 2016 to 2017, wage growth reached an average of 2%. The increase is said to be the most significant in five years. According to Hudson the growth is due ‘to higher index-linking than last year, but also to the percentage that the organisations surveyed have awarded their employees over and above wage indexation, specifically an average of 1.7%’. The increase is due to both economic growth and the increase in the employment rate.

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