Aenderung Historie

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 November 2022

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of wages under the collective agreement by 7.0 %
  • Increase of actual wages by 5,4%, + EUR 75
  • Increase of allowances under the collective agreement by 7 %
  • Increase of compensation for expenses by 7 %
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by
    • EUR 100.00 (1st year of apprenticeship)
    • EUR 90.00 (2nd year of apprenticeship)
    • EUR 100.00 (3rd year of apprenticeship)
    • EUR 120.00 (4th year of apprenticeship)

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Employee group A (unskilled workers): EUR 2.236,16
  • Employee group B (semi-skilled workers): EUR 2.236,16
  • Employee group D (skilled workers): EUR 2.566,17

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 900.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,090.00
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,425.00
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,870.00

Supplements and allowances
Dirt, hardship and hazard allowances, allowances for night and shift work (2nd and 3rd shift), allowances for being away on a job.

Working time
The regular working time is 38.5 hours per week
Supplement for extra hours
: usually 50%, during specified times 100%.

Notice periods
Notice periods
according to the length of the employee’s employment period with the company:
  • Employee
    : from one week to six weeks
  • Employer
    : from six weeks to five months

Please note: Expiry of claims
Please note that certain claims arising from the employment relationship (e.g. overtime pay, compensation for travel expenses as well as certain allowances and wage supplements) with the employer
lapse within six months
unless asserted orally or in writing (although there are exceptions to this rule).

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Crediting of parental leave periods
  • System of advancement
  • Anniversary bonus
  • Leisure option