Austria -New agreement in machinery and metal goods -October 22, 2012

A new collective agreement has been closed in the machinery and metal goods subsector, including pay increases across the board. In the 12 month lasting collective agreement (for over 120,000 workers) unions and employers agreed on a 3.3% increase of wages, a 3.4% increase of the sector’s minimum wage (now up to €1636.35) and a 3.4% increase of apprenticeship remunerations. Employer demands for performance pay, more decentralised bargaining and a 52-hour working week were retracted in the last negotiation round.

English: http://www.eucoban.eu/EMF/Reports/Austria-Agreement-for-machinery-and …

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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