Pay rises 3.4% in second quarter deals

Pay deals signed in the second quarter of 2008 show an average rise of 3.4% compared with 2007, reports the central statistics office CBS on Monday.

They are also up an average 2.8% on the first three months of 2008. The CBS says pay deals are now back at the levels of early 2003. Wages in the building sector rose 3.9%, a rise of 1.5% on the first quarter.

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