Tariffs: Study: Collective wage increases in 2019 by 3.2 percent
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Dusseldorf (dpa) - Collective wages in Germany are expected to rise this year by an average of 3.2 percent according to a recent study. This is the result of an evaluation of the collective agreements concluded in the first half of 2019 and agreed increases, according to the Institute for Economic and Social Sciences of the union-friendly Hans Böckler Foundation. In real terms, employees would also have more money in their pockets, because the wage increase is well above the inflation rate of currently around 1.6 percent.