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  • Review of pay awards 2019: Chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil

    Date:
    10 October 2019

    There has been a downturn in settlement levels in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil industry over the past 12 months, with the median basic pay rise slipping back from 2.7% in 2018 to 2.5% over the 12 months to the end of August 2019.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Private-sector pay

    Date:
    10 October 2019

    We provide an overview of pay settlement levels over the past year in each of the key industries of the economy.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Construction

    Date:
    10 October 2019

    Above-trend nationally negotiated settlements combined with persistent skill shortages, notably of bricklayers and carpenters, have helped to keep the construction industry's pay deals above those elsewhere in the private sector.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Electricity, gas and water

    Date:
    10 October 2019

    In what has been depicted as a difficult year by union negotiators operating across the sector, pay rises in the electricity, gas and water sector stand in line with the private sector as a whole.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Engineering and metals

    Date:
    10 October 2019

    A gloomy pay picture emerges across parts of the engineering and metals sector though pockets of optimism remain.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: General manufacturing

    Date:
    10 October 2019

    Overall pay settlement levels in the general manufacturing sector have held up well over the past year, but underlying pressures are evident.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Information and communication

    Date:
    10 October 2019

    The median basic pay settlement across the information and communication sector comes in at 2.5% over the year to the end of August 2019, the same as the corresponding period in 2018.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Hotels, catering and leisure

    Date:
    10 October 2019

    XpertHR's analysis of wage reviews in this diverse sector finds that basic pay deals are worth a median of 2.5% over the year to the end of August 2019, unchanged on the position 12 months ago, although on a matched sample basis around 40% of monitored reviews culminated in a lower percentage increase than the same employees received in 2017/2018.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Not-for-profit

    Date:
    10 October 2019

    Pay awards in the not-for-profit sector saw a slight increase in value in the year to the end of August 2019. However, they still fall some way short of the whole economy median.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Professional and business services

    Date:
    10 October 2019

    Our analysis of the past year's settlement activity finds that the median basic pay rise among professional and business services employers was 2.2%, below par when compared to many of the other sectors covered in XpertHR's latest round up.

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