Austria - Agreements concluded in several industries; transport talks fail - April 30, 2016

The employers’ organisation in the electronics industry FEEI (Fachverband der Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie) agreed with the trade unions PRO-GE and GPA-djp a deal that includes a pay increase of the basic wages with 1.4%, starting from 1 May 2016. The sectoral minimum wage increases to 1,715.96 euro. Youngsters that participate in vocational training schemes will receive a compensation pay of their travel costs, next to the 1.4% increase of their salary. Trade union PRO-GE concluded a pay deal in several branches belonging to agriculture with a pay increase of 1.4%, as of 1 March 2016. Trade union GPA-djp concluded collective agreements with the regional sections of the Red Cross, becoming effective from 1 January 2016. PRO-GE and GPA-djp signed an agreement in the paper and pulp industries with a 1.45% pay increase for the minimum wages and 1.35% for all other wages. A 1.43% wage increase reached by trade unions PRO-GE and GPA-djp in 2015 will become effective on 1 May 2016 in the chemical sector. The negotiations in the transport sector got to a dead end; the trade unions could not agree with a weakening of the working time regulations on Sundays and public holidays.

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