In the three months to the end of September 2019 pay awards continue to hold steady despite the current economic and political climate.
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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.
We provide an overview of pay settlement levels over the past year in each of the key industries of the economy.
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.
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.
A gloomy pay picture emerges across parts of the engineering and metals sector though pockets of optimism remain.
Overall pay settlement levels in the general manufacturing sector have held up well over the past year, but underlying pressures are evident.
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