Austria - What collective bargaining can bring - November 30, 2017

The Chamber of Labour (AK) reveals on a special webpage the profits collective bargaining can bring. AK notes that collective bargaining contributes to the economic performance, a better distribution of wealth and social peace. The country is on top of the ranking of countries with high bargaining coverage (98% of the workforce). But, collective agreements settle much more, for instance provisions related to work-life balance or holidays payments. The AK-webpage provides detailed overviews of provisions for selected occupations and jobs.   

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