Workers whose employers are taken over by a US multinational are likely to see a significant rise in their salaries within two years, according to research.
The study by Nottingham University reveals that on average, skilled workers can expect to see their earnings increase by 8%, while unskilled workers’ pay goes up by 13%.
In contrast, staff at firms taken over by multinationals from European Union countries feel no such benefit.
In a study to be presented at the Royal Economic Society’s 2006 annual conference, researchers at Nottingham University explored whether acquisitions of UK companies by foreign multinationals are a threat to domestic labour.
The results suggest the wage benefits are directly linked to the nationality of the foreign acquirer and the skill group of the workers.