Austria - Parliament will vote on equal treatment of workers - September 30, 2017

It looks as if a long-term demand of the trade unions will be fulfilled; the parliament is about to vote on the equal treatment of workers and staff workers (the so-called ‘Angestellte’). The proposal for a unified pay system (and also a unified dismissal procedure) is the result of a two-year preparation by a group of experts. The proposed system will not lead to higher expenses for the employers. Trade union confederation ÖGB criticised the employers that still opposes the introduction of a more harmonised definition of workers.

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