Thursday, January 5, 2017

Wages in real terms by 1.9 percent – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

In horticulture, there were 2016, the largest wage increase.

thanks to the low Inflation, the collective have had employees in Germany to 2016, clearly more money in your wallet. The real wages of the approximately 19 million workers with a collective agreement are increased, however, in 2016, slower than in previous years. Their wages and salaries increased by an average of 2.4 percent, according to a on Thursday published analysis of the collective archive of the Union-affiliated economic and Social research Institute (WSI).

infographic / real Collective bargaining and effective wage 2005-2016

After the deduction of Inflation – in the past year, at 0.5 percent – remains a real increase of 1.9 percent left. In 2015, real wages had risen by 2.4 per cent and in 2014 by 2.2 percent.

“it managed To get the unions, once again, wage increases to enforce, significantly above the current rate of price increase and the employees were also of the productivity progress,” said WSI collective expert Reinhard Bispinck, according to the announcement. Consumer prices rose last year by 0.5 per cent, the tariff remuneration is by a nominal 2.4 percent. Overall, the DGB unions signed in Germany last year wage and salary collective agreements for approximately 10.8 million Employees.

At best, the employees performed in the area of horticulture, agriculture and forestry – here, the wage increase amounted to a nominal rate of 3.5 percent. Behind it is the trading of 2.9 percent and the construction industry and the Private services, not-for-profit, each with 2.7 percent, followed. Above-average increases were also in the area of local and regional authorities and social insurance. Far below, on average, the increases in credit institutions and in insurance, in contrast, were commercial.

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you can Also use the effective gross income increased significantly: The workers – not Employees – by a nominal 2.3 percent. For 2017 Bispinck expects a continuation of the moderate economic recovery.

infographic / fare increase in 2016 in percent


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