Aenderung Historie

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 2023

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 9,80 %

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 12,91 to EUR 13,48
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 15,02 to EUR 16,31
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: EUR 17,13

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 5,50
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 8,30
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 12,30

Supplements and allowances
Various supplements for difficult working conditions depending on occupational group and the Land (e.g. dirt or hardship allowance).

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

Notice periods
Notice periods according to the length of the employee’s employment period with the company:
  • Employee/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. If such claims are denied by the employer, an
must be
within three months.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Lump-sum reimbursement 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.