Metal trade / 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 2021

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of salaries under the collective agreement by 1.45%
  • Increase of actual salaries by 1.45%
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 1.45%
  • Increase of allowances under the collective agreement by 1.45%
  • Increase of compensation for expenses by 1.45%

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,521.75 to EUR 1,710.10
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,138.66 to EUR 2,682.80
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: from EUR 3,382.12 to EUR 4,771.77

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 644.09
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 831.08
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,012.88
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,376.47

Supplements and allowances
Night work

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
Please note that any claims arising from the employment relationship with the employer must be asserted within six months.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Special payments: Christmas remuneration (
    ) and annual leave bonus (
  • Payment of daily allowances for work at external workplaces
  • All-in provision