Austria - Call for better pay and conditions for child care workers - October 23, 2009

The VIDA and GPA-DJP trade unions have called for private childcare providers to be covered by the BAGS health and social service sectoral agreement. At the moment these employees are not covered by a collective agreement. The unions argue that they have faced a significant increase in the demands made upon them but there has been no attempt to re-evaluate their jobs and negotiate an appropriate increase in pay levels. The unions also want to see a federal law to regulate conditions and minimum standards for childcare provision.


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