Wages could increase by up to 1.1% over the next two years (2019-2020), in addition to indexation. This is what emerges from the new calculations made by the Central Council of the Economy, reported news agency Belga from a reliable source.
On Monday bosses and unions meet at the Group of 10 to negotiate on the wage standards. Previous negotiations had failed because the wage margin then set by the Central Economic Council, 0.8% over two years, was considered insufficient by the unions.
In the meantime, a report from the Planning Bureau suggested lower than expected inflation this year. The Central Council of the Economy has resumed its calculations and it appears that the maximum wage margin is now 1.1%.