Austria - Busy times for collective bargaining - March 31, 2018

The spring round of collective bargaining started on 7 March with the negotiations for the approximately 8,000 employees of the paper industry. The electrical and electronics industry (50,000 employees) followed on 12 March. The wage negotiations in the chemical industry (45,000 employees) will start on 5 April 2018. Part of the demands of the workers in the domestic industry are an increase in minimum wages or minimum salaries, increase of actual wages and or actual salaries with special consideration of the recipients of low incomes and a legal claim to leisure option. Negotiators state that the industry is doing well and now is the time for workers to be properly involved in the success.

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