2012 pay rises average 1.9%

Wages in the Netherlands have risen by an average 1.9% so far this year, below the rate of inflation, according to research by HR advisory group Human Capital Group.

In 2011, wages rose by an average 2.1%.
In addition, secondary benefits, such as internet costs and help with healthcare fees, are being cut, as is cash for staff training, the researchers said.
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