Austria -No outcome in public sector negotiations -November 28, 2011

In October, the public sector unions GÖD and GDG-KMSFB had initially submitted a 4.65% pay claim for 2012. The amount is based on compensation for inflation (2.95%) plus half the overall rate of economic growth (3.45%). The unions say they are determined to secure an increase in purchasing power for all public sector workers. In the third negotiation round on 25 November, the government delegation offered a 2.5% increase, which was rejected by the unions as being totally insufficient. Nevertheless, on 28 November the unions moderated their claim to 3.9%.


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