Austria - Metalworkers union demands 5% pay increase - September 30, 2018

The metalworkers unions started negotiations on a new collective agreement demanding a 5% pay increase, or at least 100 euro a month more in wages. On 20 September, they handed over their demands that are based on the steady growth of productivity and other very positive results in recent years. Another point of concern is the much criticized 12-hour working that was introduced by the government. The metalworkers unions want to make sure that workers cannot be forced to work twelve-hour a day, so they demand higher overtime pay than before and a 100% bonus if metalworkers have to work for more than 10 hours a day.

Read on: in German …   The start of the negotiations: in German …

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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