Austria - Unions successfully fight for 4 day working week - June 1, 2019

The union federation OGB (Austrian Trade Union Federation) will aim at negotiating the four day working week in upcoming collective agreements. In Trade and Construction it is already allowed to work four days a week if normal business is not hindered. The government also made it possible that employees work 4 days a week or 12 hours a day, on a voluntary basis. It is clear that workers are more satisfied and more productive if they are allowed to work on these terms. At the eMagnetrix company it proved a success to combine the 30 hour working week with equal pay.

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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