Austria - Collective agreement for all rescue and ambulance services - June 21, 2010

The vida and GPA-djp unions have succeeded in agreeing a collective agreement for all qualified rescue and ambulance services. Earlier, there was only a collective agreement for the Red Cross services. Already two years ago, employees of the private rescue and ambulance services protested against low pay and bad working conditions. “There is no longer room for companies trying to run a business based on wage dumping”, Karl Proyer of GPA-djp said, adding that more improvements should follow, like countrywide wage schemes instead of regional wage differences.


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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