Hotel and restaurant industry / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft vida

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

Applicable in

In force since
Framework: 1 July 2018 – wages 1 May 2018

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 2.3% on average
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by Ø 2.95%
  • Increase of allowance for night work to EUR 22.00
  • Increase of supplement for foreign languages to EUR 31.00

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Minimum wage EUR 1,500.00

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 720.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 825.00
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 930.00
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1.025.00

Supplements and allowances
Lump sum for clothes, supplement for foreign languages, allowance for night work

Working time
The regular working time is 40 hours per week.
Supplement for extra hours: usually 50 %

Notice periods
Notice period of 14 days for both parties after the initial trial period.

Please note: Expiry of claims
Any claims to wages lapse within four months after the termination of the employment relationship unless asserted in writing. This limitation period is extended by the period of time the latest payroll accounting was delayed due to the employer’s fault.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
In accordance with the supplementary collective agreements for the Vienna hotel industry and coffee houses, employees with relevant vocational training have the same status as skilled workers.