Sugar industry / 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 September 2020

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by Ø 1.59 %
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by Ø 1.7 %

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,757.47 to EUR 2,337.18
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,353.89 to EUR 2,718.08

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 823.86
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,059.25
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,530.03
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,765.42

Supplements and allowances
Allowances related to long-term employment.

Working time
The regular working time is 38 hours per week.
Supplement for extra hours: usually 50%, during specified times 100% and/or 150%.

Notice periods
For employers:
up to 6 months 1 week
more than 6 months 6 weeks
more than 2 years 8 weeks
more than 5 years 13 weeks
more than 15 years 17 weeks
more than 25 years 21 weeks
For employees:
up to 6 months 1 week
more than 6 months 4 weeks

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

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Annual leave bonus (
    ) and Christmas remuneration (
  • Anniversary bonuses