Austria - Bargaining in metal sector pending - October 31, 2017

The negotiations in the metal sector have not yet resulted in an agreement. The trade unions PRO-GE and GPA-djp organised regional meetings with the aim to put pressure on the employers’ side. Some 1500 workers participated in the protest. The unions have planned to intensify the pressure with a series of regional meetings and manifestations. Their demand is an increase of the wages with 4%. So far, the employers have not offered any improvement of pay. The unions have opened a special website, dedicated to the current bargaining round.

Read on: in German …   Special website, in German …

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