Austria - No bargaining progress in electricity sector - February 14, 2011

Employers and trade unions (GPA-DJP and PRO-GE) in the electricity sector (26,000 employees) are no closer to agreement after two rounds of collective bargaining. The unions argue that the employers’ offer is below the trend set by the metal industry negotiations in November 2010 with an increase in inflation since then. They also argue that the electricity sector has not been hit so hard by the crisis. The unions reject the idea that pay rises should be linked more to results at company level and have criticized the employers for not doing enough to maintain the sectoral agreement.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/404

German: http://www.gpa-djp.at/servlet/ContentServer …

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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