Austria - Unions co-ordinate action over health sector pay - January 1, 2010

On 21 December, negotiations over a new collective agreement for 80,000 health and social services workers in the private sector were broken off. Members of the GPA- DJP and vida trade unions are seriously disappointed with the employers' latest offer of a 1.17% pay increase. The increase on some pay rates and allowances would only be 0.9% and the employers also want to abolish the 50% additional payment for working the 39th and 40th hours each week. Works council members are being co-ordinated in demonstrations taking place in four cities on 14 January before negotiations reconvene on 21 January. 


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