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Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

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


Applicable in
Austria


In force since
1 July 2015


Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of wages under the collective agreement by 1.9%, EUR 55.00 as a minimum
  • Increase of actual wages by 1.9%, EUR 55.00 as a minimum
  • Increase of supplements by 1.9%


Minimum wage / minimum salary
For employees who entered into an employment relationship with ÖBB prior to 31 December 2003, the provisions of the General Contract Terms (AVB) apply. The minimum wage/salary is based on the allocation to a wage/salary group, with a serial number system (
Ordnungsnummerprinzip
, approx. 500 serial numbers) being applied. For employees who entered into an employment relationship with ÖBB between 2004 and 2010, the provisions of the staff and pay regulation (
Dienst- und Besoldungsordnung, DBO
) apply, with the minimum wage/salary also being based on the allocation to a wage/salary group according to the serial number system (approx. 30 serial numbers). For employees who entered into an employment relationship with ÖBB as of 2011, the provisions of the Collective Agreement for Railway Companies apply. Minimum pay levels depend on the classification in one of ten employment categories.
Minimum wage/salary for employees who entered into an employment relationship with ÖBB as of 2011:
  • Working time of 40 hours: EUR 1,614.02
  • Working time of 38.5 hours: EUR 1,563.16


Apprenticeship pay
As ÖBB offers 21 different types of apprenticeship training, the amount of apprenticeship pay depends on the apprenticeship type in each case.


Supplements and allowances
Child allowance, supplement for special duties, position-related lump sum


Working time
The regular working time is 38.5 hours per week (with transitional provisions for employees for whom the General Contract Terms apply: they have the right to choose between 40 and 38.5 hours).
Supplement for extra hours: usually 50%, during specified times 100% and/or 200%.


Notice periods
For employees subject to the General Contract Terms (not applicable to tenured employment relationships):
For employees and employers up to 2 years 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 subject to the provisions of the DBO or the Collective Agreement for Railway Companies:
For both employees and employers, the notice periods according to section 38 DBO and section 34 of the Collective Agreement for Railway Companies (essentially based on Section 20 of the Austrian Salaried Employees Act (
Angestelltengesetz, AngG
)) apply.


Please note: Expiry of claims
General Contract Terms (AVB): statutory three-year period of limitation;
DBO/Collective Agreement for Railway Companies: In an existing employment relationship, claims need to be asserted in writing within nine months; after termination of an employment relationship, claims need to be asserted within three months (except for severance pay: three-year limitation period).


Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
General Contract Terms: special payments on a quarterly basis;
DBO/Collective Agreement for Railway Companies: due date for the first six months of the year: 10 June, due date for the second six months of the year: 10 December.

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