Austria - Union leader wants to negotiate improved minimum wage - January 31, 2017

The leader of trade union vida has asked the Chamber of Commerce, the employers’ delegation that normally negotiates the wages, to open up a new bargaining round with the aim to improve the collective minimum wage. The country is rich enough to lift up the minimum wage in all collective agreements to 1500 euro, according to vida. This is especially necessary in low-wage sectors like hospitality, cleaning, security workers and other services. The requested amount of 1500 euro is seen as the absolute low; the future target should be 1700 euro, as formulated by the confederation ÖGB.

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