Austria -New model for Saturday work in retail -September 06, 2013

An alternative to existing Saturday work rules was agreed by the social partners, the commerce section of the Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) and the Union of Salaried Employees, Graphical Workers and Journalists (GPA-djp). The new model allows for regular work on Saturdays, but changes the emphasis for employees. It gives workers an entitlement to five prolonged bonus ‘super weekends’ in a 26-week reference period. These long weekends will last from Friday to Sunday or from Saturday to Monday, and must be set out either in works agreements or in individual agreements in companies with no works council.



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