Crafts and trades / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft GPA

Blue-collar workers / white-collar workers
White-collar workers

Applicable in

In force since
1 January 2024

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of salaries under the collective agreement by 9 % (I-II), 8.9 % (III, M I), 8.8 % (IV, M II), 8.7 % (V-VI, M III)
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by ~ 9–14 %

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,846.93 to EUR 2,893.27
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,369.18 to EUR 4,481.80
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: from EUR 3,673.36 to EUR 6,422.37

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 800.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,010.00
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,190.00
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,580.00

Working time
The regular working time is 40 hours per week
For companies that are members of the temporary work agencies branch in the Austrian Association (
Fachverband, FV
) for Commercial Services Providers: 38.5 hours per week.

Supplement for extra hours
: usually 50%, during specified times 100%, with a base wage factor of 1/150 - for companies that are members of the temporary work agencies branch in the Commercial Services Providers Association and having a 39.5 hours regime with a base wage factor of 1/148 and having a 38.5 hours regime with a base wage factor of 1/143.
Special remuneration for nightwork
: EUR 1.80 per hour for the time from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Notice periods
up to 2 years of employment 6 weeks
after 2 years of employment 2 months
after 5 years of employment 3 months
after 15 years of employment 4 months
after 25 years of employment 5 months

Please note: Expiry of claims
Claims related to overtime expire after four months, claims related to kilometre allowance and daily allowances expire after four months Claims to having earlier employment periods recognised expire after joining the company

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Payment of daily allowances when travelling
  • Special payment: Christmas remuneration (
    ) and annual leave bonus (