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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 2020


Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 2.2%
  • Actual wages: Overpayments unchanged (parallel adjustment)


Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 8.86 to EUR 10.84
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 9.12 to EUR 12.55
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: EUR 10.91 to EUR 13.05


Apprenticeship pay
Joinery trade und carpentry technology
Joinery trade Carpentry technology
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 665.59 EUR 665.59
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 830.15 EUR 830.15
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 972.70 EUR 1,246.27
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,093.23 EUR 1,563.86
Wood sculpturing trade
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 633.09
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 796.61
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 928.67
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,005.19
Car body construction technology, car body painters and wheelwrights
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 620.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 783.00
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 956.00
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,067.00
Plastics processing industry and plastics technology
Plastics processing industry Plastics technology
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 683.40 EUR 683.40
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 928.20 EUR 928.20
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,101.60 EUR 1,203.60
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,193.40 EUR 1,519.80
Musical instrument manufacturing industry
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 610.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 760.00
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 940.00
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,050.00


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
    )

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