Fruit and vegetable processing and frozen food trading / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft PRO-GE

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

Applicable in

In force since
1 January 2023

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of wages under the collective agreement by 7.6%
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 7.6%
  • Favourability principle unchanged

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,794.05 to EUR 1,942.69
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,001.25 to EUR 2,338.85

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 864.15
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,116.10
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,368.06

Supplements and allowances
Allowances related to long-term employment.

Working time
The regular working time is 40 hours per week
Supplement for extra hours
: usually 50%, during specified times 100% and 150%.

Notice periods
For employers and employees:
up to 6 months 1 week
more than 6 months 2 weeks
more than 5 years 4 weeks

Please note: Expiry of claims
Any claims arising from the employment relationship must be asserted within three months after they arose and/or became known, otherwise the claim expires.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Special payment: annual leave bonus (