Austria - Metal workers keep up coordinated agreements - November 30, 2017

The collective bargaining round in recent years in the metal sector has been framed by the decision of the employers to split the industry-wide negotiations into six subsectoral negotiations (see our CBN archive). The unions have always seen this as a strategy to weaken and separate workers. However, the trade unions PRO-GE und GPA-djp reached for the 5th consecutive time a coordinated agreement with the employers in 6 branches of the metal sector that will lead to similar pay increases and the improvement of other working conditions for in total 186,000 workers. The minimum wage will increase with 3% to 1,848 euro.  

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