Austria - No progress after four rounds of public sector negotiations - November 30, 2009

Four rounds of negotiations over the 2010 pay increase for public sector workers did not produce results. The GDG and GÖD public sector unions have rejected the employers' latest offer of a 0.5% pay increase. The unions have written a joint letter to the chancellor (prime minister) arguing that they should immediately get involved in the negotiations as the current negotiators do not have a full mandate. At the moment the employers are even refusing to offer a rise in line with inflation (0.9%), a position which the unions call unacceptable.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/330;

German: http://www.gdg.at/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=C01/Page/Index&n .; http://www.goed.at/files/877/Information-4.Gehaltsrunde-hp.pdf

 

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