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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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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