Austria - Public sector unions reject pay freeze - August 4, 2010

The GÖD public services union has rejected recommendations from a report by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) that there should be a pay freeze in the public sector or that increases should be below inflation or postponed. The union argues that this would affect purchasing power. It also argues to be in favour of a reform of the public sector salary system with higher rates for new starters. GÖD also points out that the education and age profile of the public sector are different from the private sector and account for higher salaries.




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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