Iron and metal processing trade / Brief overview
Brief Overview of the collective agreement
Source: Gewerkschaft PRO-GE
Blue-collar workers / white-collar workers
In force since
1 January 2018
Results of the latest round of negotiations
Increase of minimum wages by 3.0%
Increase of actual wages by 2.6%
Increase of supplements and allowances under the collective agreement and compensation for expenses by 1.9%
Increase of apprenticeship pay by 1.9%
Minimum wage / minimum salary
Supplements and allowances
Distance allowance, dirt, hardship and hazard allowances, allowances for work at night and shift work (2nd and 3rd shift), allowance for being away on a job, etc.
|1st year of apprenticeship:
|2nd year of apprenticeship:
|3rd year of apprenticeship:
|4th year of apprenticeship:
The regular working time is 38.5 hours per week
Supplement for extra hours
: usually 50%, during specified times 100%.
according to the length of the employee’s employment period with the company:
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 in writing.
Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
Crediting parental leave periods towards notice period, entitlement to sick pay and the duration of annual leave up to 22 months.