Entsendeplattform

Metal industry / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten, Druck, Journalismus, Papier


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


Applicable in
Austria
Associations
  • Machinery and Metalware
  • Vehicle Industry
  • Metal Casting Industry
  • Non-Ferrous Metals


In force since
1 November 2018


Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 3.0–3.5%
  • Actual wages: 3.0–4.0%
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 100/90/80/70 EUR
  • Increase of compensation for expenses by Ø 2.1%
  • Increase of supplements and allowances under the collective agreement by 3.5%


Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: EUR 1,914.61
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,234.82 to 2,883.03
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: from EUR 3,301.13 to EUR 6,393.09


Apprenticeship pay
I II
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 719.36 EUR 928.92
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 920.45 EUR 1,203.55
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,204.23 EUR 1,465.10
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,590.14 EUR 1,679.99


Supplements and allowances
Allowances for shift work, allowances for dirt, hardship and hazard


Working time
The regular working time is 38.5 hours per week.
Supplement for extra hours: usually 50%, during specified times 100%.


Notice periods
For employers:
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
For employees: 1 month
Please note: Consider the terms stipulated in the employment contract.


Please note: Expiry of claims
Specific claims (e.g. overtime wages and other supplements under Section 5) must be asserted vis-a-vis the employer within six months after the day when the work was performed, otherwise the claim expires.


Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
e.g.
  • Discretionary distribution: The amount of discretionary distribution (
    Verteilungsvolumen
    ) opens up new room for manoeuvre to re-distribute part of the overall amount of remuneration, achieving a “fairer” distribution, upon the social partners’ agreement.
  • Leisure option (
    Freizeitoption
    ) in the vehicle industry: The collective agreement provides for an option (to be enshrined in a works agreement) for employees to agree on additional spare time instead of a pay increase.

Weiterempfehlen