Austria -Threat of split in autumn metal bargaining -August 13, 2012

The largest employers ‘organisation in the metal sector (FMMI) has announced the intention to negotiate separately. To FMMI 742 (mainly large) companies are affiliated with almost 116,000 workers. Up till now the employer’ side in the metal sector consisted of six organisations (with in total 175,000 workers). The trade union PRO-GE and GPA-dpj have declared that this is a clear breach of the existing social partnership. Negotiations at primarily conducted at the sectoral level between the unions on the one side and the chambers of commerce on the other. These chambers are legal bodies representing employers in almost all industries, to which all employers must belong by law. The metal sector usually sets the negotiation pace.

German: http://www.tt.com/Nachrichten/5245976-2/tauziehen-um-metallerrunde.csp
http://www.oegb.at/servlet/Content ...

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/long-standing-social-partnership-at-risk ...

Focus on the Austrian collective bargaining model:
http://www.worker-participation.eu/National-Industrial-Relations/Countries/Austria ...

 

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