Austria - Employers join call for better conditions in care sector - August 14, 2010

The BFW employers’ organisation has joined the trade unions’ call for increased funding for the care sector and improved pay and conditions for care workers. The GPA-DJP and VIDA unions argue already for quite some time that care employees are underpaid and work excessive hours. Thus, the quality of care will suffer unless something is done to increase employment in the sector and improve the attractiveness of the caring professions.

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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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