Austria -1450 Euro minimum wage demand in the tourism sector -March 23, 2012

With the Austrian tourism sector still performing relatively well the trade unions fight in the ongoing bargaining sessions against the phenomenon of ‘working poor’. Tourism scores second worst after agriculture in the statistics of gross annual income of workers. The unions vida and GPA-djp (membership: 174,000 workers and 27,000 staff by February 2012) therefore demand an increase of the minimum wage from €1208 to €1450. The next negotiation round is planned for 12 April.

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