Derogation clauses on wages in sectoral collective agreements in seven European countries

This report looks at the specific case of company-level agreements deviating from (inter)sectoral wage agreements. The possibility to deviate from pay norms set under intersectoral or sectoral agreements has received growing attention in the policy debate since the present economic and financial crises started to put many companies under pressure and jobs at risk. The report provides detailed information on regulations and practices for seven EU countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain – see Related content.


Produced at the request of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Ireland.
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