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The rising wage average agreed in the collective agreements registered in the first seven months of the year has been located in the 1,94%, the increase is lower from 2018 and a figure at 1.36 points higher than CPI year-on-year advanced July (-0,6%), according to provisional data of the Ministry of Work and Social Economy.

This wage increase is under the guidelines set out in the Agreement Interconfederal Collective Bargaining (AENC) 2018-2020 , raised by wage growth of around 2% plus a percentage point is linked to concepts such as productivity, business performance and absenteeism.

Work has highlighted that there is that keep in mind that the 14th day of march it was decreed the state of alarm in Spain by the health crisis resulting from the coronavirus, “so it is possible that since that date both the pace of registration as some other variables relating to collective bargaining will be affected”.

In particular, up to July have been recorded 2.626 collective bargaining agreements with economic effects in 2020, of which only 188 have signed in the first six months of the year . The rest, 2.438, were signed in previous years although to unfold their effects this year.

The new agreements signed up to July have been registered with a pay rise average of 1,69%, below the guidelines of the AENC, while those signed in previous years show a rise on average of 1.95%. by Adding both, the increase in average salary of all agreements with economic effects for this year was 1,94% in the first seven months. The 2,508 out agreements registered up to July were under 6.9 million workers.

The set of conventions, 1.982 were of the company, with effects on 426.639 workers and a pay rise on average of 1.64%, and 644 were sectoral agreements, which gave coverage to something more 6.47 million workers, with a pay rise average of 1,96%.

In terms of the 188 new bargaining units signed up in July, 144 were enterprise agreements, with an average rise in wages by 1.63%, below the 1,64% agreed in agreements of previous years, while 44 were sectoral agreements, which reflected a wage increase of 1.7%, below the figure of the agreements signed in previous years (1,97%).

The average working time agreed in the convention has been located until July in 1.754,86 hours per worker per year (1.725,38 hours in enterprise agreements, and 1.756,8 in the conventions of higher level).

Drops the number of inaplicaciones of the convention

The statistical Work has also revealed that until July have been recorded 369 inaplicaciones of conventions, half that in the same period of 2019 (755) , at the time the workers affected by such ‘descuelgues’ declined by 18.6%, to 14.033 workers.

Only in the month of July 1.133 workers have been affected by inaplicaciones agreements , a figure which is 29% lower than last year.

The ‘lift’ of the conventions assumed the revision of the working conditions in the companies. The labour reform of 2012, in February met its eighth anniversary, it introduced more easily to employers and workers could agree on these inaplicaciones.

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