Collective Agreement Wage Increases

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The ETUC calls for stronger collective bargaining systems and binding agreements at the national level covering public and private sector workers, including SME workers, to promote quality employment, equality, decent wages, wage increases and social progress. We call for respect for all agreements reached within the framework of social dialogue at all levels. The following tables contain historical information on the main wage agreements, which cover 500 or more employees per month, per quarter and year, for all economic sectors, both in the public and private sectors and in all legal orders. The work program brings together and analyzes collective agreements between federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions. Workers across Europe need higher wages. Negotiations between the social partners at the appropriate level are the best way to ensure good wages and working conditions. Wage setting should remain a national issue and be consistent with national industrial relations practices and systems. In 2017-18, the ETUC coordinated a successful European campaign to increase the wages of all workers, but especially low-paid workers, such as women, young people and people living in less prosperous Member States (convergence of rising wages). It is currently working to influence the European Commission`s proposals on a fair minimum wage. The data for 2020 refer to the months of January to October.