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Are Belgians paid less than those of their neighbours?

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At the heart of the strikers’ demands is purchasing power. Many Belgians think that their salaries are not high enough. Is this true how the case? When we compare it, especially with other European countries, our purchasing power is not so badly protected in Belgium.

The Central Council of theeconomy has to analyse I’evolution salary costs, that is this that spent I’employer for the salary. Here are his forecasts between 2020 and 2024:

A higher increase in Belgium: 5.7% more than the mean of many of our neighbors. Philip Defeyt is economist. It develops : “VS’is the mechanism automatic indexing of wages in Belgium which play in a positive way. The other countries will see their salaries increase too, but later because in the other countries, they have to negotiate.

Precarious households are relatively good protected by the social tariff

the salary net does not evolve at the same speed as the salary raw but it also increases. With for results face at theinflationa power ofpurchase faster protected than inothers country. Thierry Bodson, President from union FGTBexplained what morning on Bel RTL:Onne must not be content with that by that you must know that by example to Classes of the last 15 years them wages have increase ‘at sadness 3% Beyond I’indexing then that them dividends exploded Beyond 50%.

Philip Defeyt has her own to analyse: “This is maybe in other countries that we should complain a little more, but I think that with us all world is not housed in the same boat. Precarious households are relatively good protected by the social tariff. The householdsin particular of the lower middle class, they really toast despite the increase in wages net.

HAS side of the evolution of wageshere is now an overview of the receipts ofsilver in 2021:

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A couple with two wages at time full and two childrenFamily allowances includedperceived in mean 5,700 euros net by month in Belgium, 5,070 in France, 5,940 euros in Germany and 7.104 euros in the Nederlands.