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Wood and plastics processing trade / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft Bau-Holz


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


Applicable in
Austria


In force since
1 May 2021


Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 1.8–2.1%
  • Actual wages: Overpayments unchanged (parallel adjustment)


Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 9.05 to EUR 11.07
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 9.31 to EUR 12.81
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: EUR 11.14 to EUR 13.32


Apprenticeship pay
Joinery trade und carpentry technology
Joinery trade Carpentry technology
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 700.00 EUR 700.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 847.58 EUR 847.58
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 993.13 EUR 1,272.44
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,116.19 EUR 1,596.70
Wood sculpturing trade
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 666.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 813.34
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 948.17
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,026.30
Car body construction technology, car body painters and wheelwrights
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 631.16
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 797.09
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 973.21
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,086.21
Plastics processing industry and plastics technology
Plastics processing industry Plastics technology
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 695.70 EUR 695.70
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 944.91 EUR 944.91
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,121.43 EUR 1,225.26
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,214.88 EUR 1,547.16
Musical instrument manufacturing industry
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 627.51
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 781.81
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 966.98
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,080.14


Working time
The regular working time is 40 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: one week as of the end of the working week up to nine weeks
  • Employer: one week as of the end of the working week up to nine weeks


Please note: Expiry of claims
Please note that after the employment relationship, any and all claims to contractual wages arising from the employment relationship with the employer lapse within three months unless asserted orally or in writing. Claims asserted in vain lapse unless an action is filed within 18 months since first asserted.


Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Protection against termination of employment according to Section 15 of the Maternity Protection Act (
    Mutterschutzgesetz, MSchG
    ) is extended to apply to the term of entitlement to childcare benefit laid down in federal laws; up to the 30th month as a maximum.
  • Special payments: Christmas bonus (
    Weihnachtsgeld
    ) and annual leave bonus (
    Urlaubszuschuss
    )