Aenderung Historie

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft GPA

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

Applicable in

In force since
1 October 2022

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of salaries under the collective agreement by 6,5 %

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,712.76 to EUR 1.898,33
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 1,831.94 to EUR 3,214.55
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: from EUR 2,636.78 to EUR 5,866.16

Apprenticeship pay
Table I Table II
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 694.52 EUR 929.47
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 930.72 EUR 1,248.66
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,260.65 EUR 1,553.15
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,704.58 EUR 1,805.31

Table II applies to apprentices who commence their training after 1 November 1990, after reaching the age of 18 or upon completion of their secondary-school leaving exam.

Supplements and allowances
Dirt, hardship and hazard allowances

Working time
The regular working time is 38.5 hours per week.

Supplement for extra hours
: usually 50%, during specified times 100%, with a base wage factor of 1/144.

Notice periods
Notice periods apply according to Section 20 of the Salaried Employees Act (
Angestelltengesetz, AngG
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:
1 month
Please note: Consider the terms stipulated in the employment contract.

Please note: Expiry of claims
  • Any claims to overtime wages must be asserted within four months
  • Any claims to separation allowances must be asserted within three months
  • Evidence of previous employment relationships for crediting earlier employment periods – expire after 2 months
  • Kilometre allowance – expire after two months

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Ten months of parental leave per child is counted towards advancement
  • Obligation to retain apprentices for six months after they have completed their apprenticeship
  • Special payments: Christmas bonus (
    ) and annual leave bonus (
  • Anniversary payments (anniversary bonus)
  • Biennial increases (
    ) actually take effect