Austria - Private health and social care workers get 1.5% increase - January 20, 2010

The GPA-DJP and vida trade unions have negotiated a 1.5% pay increase for the 80,000 workers covered by the BAGS collective agreement for private health and social care workers. The unions emphasize that the negotiations, taking some months, were tough and the negotiation results only made possible through the active involvement of works councillors and other members; on the 14 January action day, for example, 7,500 of them demonstrated. By 1 February 2010, all wages will be increased by at least 1.5%, including a floor of Euro 24 implying a 1.86% increase for the lowest wage scales. Some occupations will be re-graded in higher scales.

German: http://www.gpa-djp.at/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=GPA

 

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