Austria -Unions disappointed over first bargaining round -December 21, 2011

The vida and GPA-DJP trade unions have been involved in the first round of bargaining of the private health and social services agreement (BAGS-KV) that covers 90,000 workers. A starting point for wage increases is the rate of inflation in the year to October (3.04%). Although the unions found the negotiations constructive, they were disappointed that the employers’ initial offer was well below this level. The next round of bargaining will be on 12 January.


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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) or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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