Meat products industry / Brief overview
Brief overview of the collective agreement
Source: Gewerkschaft PRO-GE
Blue-collar workers / white-collar workers
In force since
1 July 2018
Results of the latest round of negotiations
Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 2.4 - 5.0%
Increase of apprenticeship pay by 3.0%
Increase of board allowances (Zehrgelder) and allowances related to long-term employment by 2.4%
More favourable regulations at company level remain unchanged and overpayment confirmed to be continued
Minimum wage / minimum salary
- EUR 1,500.00 – wage category of employees in the first three months.
|1st year of apprenticeship:
|2nd year of apprenticeship:
|3rd year of apprenticeship:
|4th year of apprenticeship
Supplements and allowances
Forklift drivers, semi-skilled workers in wage category 5, temporary employees, night work, work on Sundays and public holidays, dirt, hardship and hazard allowance, allowances related to long-term employment.
The regular working time is 38.5 hours per week
Supplement for extra hours
: 50% to 150%.
The employment relationship may be terminated as of the end of each working week subject to the following notice period:
Employee and employer:
Employment period with the company of up to six months – one week
Employment period with the company of more than six months – four weeks
Employment period with the company of more than six months up to more than 25 years – from six weeks to 21 weeks
Please note: Expiry of claims
Please note that any claims
arising from the employment relationship with the employer lapse within five months
unless asserted in writing (although there are exceptions to this rule).
Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects