Austria - Metal workers conclude working time agreement - June 30, 2016

The issue of developing a more flexible working time scheme (especially the extension of the reference period for paying overtime) has been on the bargaining agenda since the 2009 collective bargaining round. The bargaining partners have agreed on a flexible model that will be implemented from 1 July 2016. In order to use the model an underlying company agreement is necessary. The model is based on an average working time of 38.5 hour per week over a longer period of calculation. The absolute maximum working day of 9 hours and the maximum working week of 45 hours stay upright.

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