Horticultural businesses in Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland / 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
Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland

In force since
1 January 2024

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of wages under the collective agreement by 8,4 %
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by Ø 13,69 %

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 10.47 to EUR 10.56 per hour
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 11.58 to EUR 14.73 per hour
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: EUR 18.41 per hour

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 800.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 900.00
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,200.00

Supplements and allowances
Dirt allowance

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:
up to 1 year of employment 14 days
after 1 year of employment 1 month
after 5 years of employment 2 months
after 15 years of employment 3 months
after 20 years of employment (only in Lower Austria) 5 months

Please note: Expiry of claims
Any claims arising from the employment relationship expire six months after the end of the calendar year in which they arose.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Special payment: Christmas remuneration (
    ) and annual leave bonus (