Milling industry / 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 August 2023

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 10,1 %

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,871.70 to EUR 2,236.13
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,871.41 to EUR 3,156.57
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: from EUR 3,761.02 to EUR 5,678.96

Apprenticeship pay
Table I Table II
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 779,24 EUR 1,042.86
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,044.76 EUR 1,400.98
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,414.42 EUR 1,742.61
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,912.51 EUR 2,025.54
Table II applies to apprentices who commence their training after 1 November 1990, after reaching the age of 18 or upon completion of their secondary-school leaving exam.

Supplements and allowances
Dirt, hardship and hazard allowances

Working time
The regular working time is 38,5 hours per week
Supplement for extra hours
: usually 50%, during specified times 100% with a base wage factor of 1/142.5.

Notice periods
Notice periods are specified in Section 20 of the Salaried Employees Act (
Angestelltengesetz, AngG
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 months
Please note: Consider the terms stipulated in the employment contract.

Please note: Expiry of claims
  • Proof of previous employment relationships for the crediting of earlier employment periods – expire after two months
  • Please note that claims to overtime wages must be asserted within four months.
  • Claims to kilometre allowance can expire after two months.
  • Any claims to separation allowances must be asserted within three months.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Ten months of parental leave per child is counted towards advancement
  • Duty to retain apprentices for six months after they have completed their apprenticeship
  • Anniversary payments (anniversary bonus)
  • Biennial increases (
    ) actually take effect
  • Special payments: Christmas remuneration (
    ) and annual leave bonus (
  • Payment of increased compensation for travel expenses