Collective Bargaining Starts in Trade Sector

Politics ♦ Published: October 19, 2011; 19:51 ♦ (Vindobona)

After the complicated negotiations between employers and the trade union of the Austrian metal industry, the trade sector continues. 520.000 workers are concerned.

Collective Bargaining Starts in Trade Sector / Picture: ©

Today, collective bargaining started between representatives of the Austrian trade sector and the trade union. Both sides did not announce precise numbers, but the increase in wages and salaries is expected to be beyond the inflation rate of 2.8%. For the trade union, the minimum increase is thus 3.0%.

On Monday, representatives from the metal industry and the union agreed an…