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 May 2023

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of wages under the collective agreement by 9,9 %
  • Increase of actual wages by Ø 10,5 %
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 10,5 %
  • Increase of supplements and allowances by 9,9 %
  • Increase of compensation for expenses by 9,9 %

Minimum wage / minimum salary
EUR 2,238.66
(basic category of employment group A)

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,105.00 EUR 1,381.25
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,381.25 EUR 1,795.63
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,657.50 EUR 2,071.88
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 2,154.75 EUR 2,289.43

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, etc.

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. extra hours and overtime pay as well as certain allowances and wage supplements) with the employer
lapse within six months
unless asserted in writing (although there are exceptions to this rule).

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
Crediting of parental leave, educational leave, advancement system, anniversary bonus.