Bundesforste / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft PRO-GE

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

Applicable in

In force since
1 January 2023

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of wages under the collective agreement in all categories by 8.0%
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 8.0% + EUR 100.00

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 2,052.96 to EUR 2,626.86
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 3,125.24 to EUR 3,623.61
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: EUR 3,784.42

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,037.82
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,314.02
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,797.65
special provisions for apprentices within the meaning of Section 80 LF-DG

Working time
The regular working time is 40 hours per week
Supplement for extra hours
: usually 50%, during specified times 100%.

Notice periods
For employers and employees:
14 days
after 1 year of employment 1 month
after 5 years of employment 2 months
after 15 years of employment 3 months

Please note: Expiry of claims
Please note that any claims arising from the employment relationship with the employer must be asserted within six months.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Bonus payments amounting to 50% of the assessment base per calendar quarter
  • 24 and 31 December are days off work