Paving and flooring businesses / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft Bau - Holz

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

Applicable in

In force since
1 May 2022

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 4.0%

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: EUR 13.26 to EUR 14.29
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 14.44 to EUR 15.35
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: EUR 16.69

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 6.68
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 10.01
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 13.35

Supplements and allowances
Various dirt, hardship or hazard allowances for certain tasks.

Working time
regular working time is 39 hours per week
Supplement for extra hours
: usually 50%, during specified times 100%.

Notice periods
Notice period according to the length of the employee’s employment period with the company:
  • Employee
    : from one week to four weeks
  • Employer
    : from one week to four weeks

Please note: Expiry of claims
Please note that any and all claims arising from the employment relationship with the employer
lapse within three months
unless asserted in writing.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Payment of daily allowances for work at external workplaces
  • Special payment: Christmas bonus (
  • Please note: The Construction Worker’s Annual Leave and Severance Pay Act (
    Bauarbeiter-Urlaubs- und Abfertigungsgesetz, BUAG
    ) applies.