Austria - Union hopes legislation will bring equality further - March 6, 2011

The VIDA services union thinks that the equal treatment law that took effect on 1 March will help progress towards pay equality. The law requires employers to provide details of men’s and women’s pay, including various additions and allowances. The law initially applies to employers with over 1,000 employees but will be extended to smaller employers over the next three years. The equality report will be confidential within the company and either provided to the works council or, where there is no works council, to the whole workforce.


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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 at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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