For the collective labor agreements concluded last month, an average wage increase of 2.4 percent has been agreed.

That is the highest level since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, employers' organization AWVN reports.

The number of collective labor agreements concluded in September was also back to a normal level at seventeen.

During the initial period of the corona crisis, the collective labor agreement consultations came to a complete standstill.

AWVN believes that wages will also increase further in the collective labor agreements that will be concluded in the coming months.

Just before the outbreak of the pandemic, in December 2019, the average agreed wage increase was 3.1 percent.

The fact that employers are under pressure to promise higher wages is due to a number of factors, according to AWVN.

"The fading of the corona pandemic, rising inflation and the increasing tightness in parts of the labor market."

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