Austria - Metal workers gain 3.3% wage hike - December 31, 2018

Collective bargaining negotiations for the more than 110.000 workers and the approximately 17.000 metalworking apprentices ended with a successful agreement that will be valid for twelve months. Workers in the industry won a 3.3% wage increase and the apprentice compensation is going up with 7.2%. Another point of negotiations was 12-hour working day that was recently introduced by the government. In the new collective agreement an additional break of 10 minutes was agreed for working of more than ten hours. From the third hour of a working day, a 75% surcharge will be paid until 7 pm, from 7 pm on, a 100% surcharge will apply. The night work allowance is raised in four annual stages of around 7% to 2.53 euro.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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