Aenderung Historie

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 May 2024

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of wages under the collective agreement by 7,6 %

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 14,80 to EUR 16,95 per hour
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 17,82 to EUR 19,34 per hour

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: € 5,91
2nd year of apprenticeship: € 8,87
3rd year of apprenticeship: € 13,18

Supplements and allowances
Allowance for night work, performance-related bonus

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

Notice periods
For employers and employees:
Employment < 10 years 1 week
Employment from 10 to 20 years 2 weeks
Employment > 20 years 3 weeks

Please note: Expiry of claims
Any claims arising from the employment relationship must be asserted within four months after the day of payment of wages of the week in which they arose, otherwise they expire.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Special payment: Christmas remuneration (
  • 24 and 31 December are days off work