Austria - Several collective agreements settled before Christmas - January 01, 2017

Trade unions affiliated to trade union confederation ÖGB concluded several collective agreements in the course of December. Trade union Vida settled a one-year deal for bus drivers (some 15,000 workers) with a pay increase of 1.4%, starting 1 January 2017. For workers and assistants in kindergartens the minimum wage will increase from 1 January 2017 up to 1,469 euro, based on an agreement that trade union Vida signed. Vida also settled a wage deal for domestic workers with an average pay increase of 3.7% and an improvement of the allowances to be paid to au pairs. Trade union GPA-djp concluded a one-year agreement for the staff at the chambers of accountants and tax consultants with a similar pay increase of 1.4%. GPA-djp reached a deal in the metal sector for staff workers (plus 1.43%). Union PRO-GE improved the minimum wages in several food related industries: in the carbonated drinks (plus 1.3%, with a minimum wage of 1,617.76 euro), in the vinegar and essence branch (plus 1.3%, with a minimum wage of 1,473,50 euro) and in the candy and confectionery industries (plus 1.45%, with a minimum wage of at least 1,651,30 euro).   

German: … -buslenkerinnen … -kindergartenassistentinnen … -angestellten-im-metallgewerbe-2017 … … -angestellte-bei-wirtschaftstreuhaendern  

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