Austria - Social partners still work on labour market pact - May 31, 2017

The social partners are still talking about a package deal that includes working time regulations as well as a new minimum wage policy. The negotiations started in February 2017. The partners announced after a new round of talks that a proposal can be envisaged before the end of June. The government will have to come up with own regulations in case the partners fail to come to an agreement. One of the key problems is the suggested introduction of a maximum 12-hour shift. 

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