Austria -New agreements in construction and affiliated trades signed -April 27, 2012

The negotiations for new collective agreements for the building sector, for the finishing sector, for wood and furniture and for building materials (in total 240,000 workers) were finalised in April with a pay increase as of 1 May that ranges from of 4.2 to 3.81%. The payment for apprentices has been improved in the different agreements, with an increase for apprentices in the painting branches of 6%. In other branches the apprentices follow the general increase. The agreements last for 12 months (till 1 May 2013).

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