Building trade and construction industry - white-collar workers / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten, Druck, Journalismus, Papier

Blue-collar workers / white-collar workers
White-collar workers

Applicable in

In force since
1 May 2021

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of salaries under the collective agreement by 2%
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 2%

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,827.00 to EUR 2,168.00
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,778.00 to EUR 3,958.00
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: EUR 5,582.00

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 795.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,021.00
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,267.00
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,507.00

Supplements and allowances
Hardship allowance

Working time
The regular working time is 39 hours per week.
Supplement for extra hours: usually 50%, during specified times 100%.

Notice periods
For employers: 6 weeks
after 2 years of employment 2 months
after 5 years of employment 3 months
after 15 years of employment 4 months
after 25 years of employment 5 months
For employees: Please note: Consider the terms stipulated in the employment contract.

Please note: Expiry of claims
Please note that any claims to overtime wages must be asserted within four months.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Special payment: Christmas remuneration (
    ) and annual leave bonus (
  • 24 and 31 December are days off work
  • Payment of daily allowances for work at external workplaces