Salary projections sober after volatile 2009Unionized workers looking at average 2.1 per cent in 2010By Gordon Sova01/15/2010|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/19/2010 Cautious optimism is the best way to describe the current series of wage increase projections being released. With the recovery still very tentative, companies are taking their time deciding on how much to raise wages and salaries this year. Such prudence is called for. In 2009, according to Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson), half of companies ended up freezing salaries, though few expected to do so in January. This year, 11 per cent expect to freeze salaries overall, with this increasing to 18 per cent for executive salaries. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.