On the positive side, the report found (modest) wage increases in the central public administrations of 13 EU Member States in 2014. In many of these countries, a mature system of social partner wage setting or involvement in wage setting contributed to this development. This concerns, most notably, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden.
Countries such as the UK, Latvia and Bulgaria also saw increases in wages in their central administrations – but by government decision and outside a social partner wage determination procedure.
Unfortunately, there is also a large number of countries where wages for central administration workers were not raised: Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are examples of countries belonging to this group. In several cases, wage freezes prohibited any wage increases, be it through social partner negotiations or government decision.
The full report by Eurofound can be accessed here.