Austria -Opt-out from the metal and miners agreement announced -April 13, 2012

The employers in the machinery and metallic goods branch have announced that they want to start separate negotiations in the autumn. The trade unions PRO-GE and GPA-djp see this opting-out from the agreement for the metal and miners industry as an effort to ‘divide and rule’. The unions think that the move is part of a strategy to ‘punish’ the workforce for the good results in the 2011 collective bargaining round. They organize a conference on 30 May to discuss a strategy against this exit from a long-standing social partnership.

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