Underground mining and iron extraction / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft GPA

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

Applicable in

In force since
1 November 2022

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 7%
  • Actual wages: 5.4% + 75.00 €
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay
    1st year of apprenticeship: 100.00 €
    2nd year of apprenticeship: 90.00 €
    3rd year of apprenticeship: 100.00 €
    4th year of apprenticeship: 120.00 €
  • Increase of compensation for expenses by 7%
  • Increase of supplements and allowances under the collective agreement by 7%

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 2,236.16
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,566.17 to EUR 3,310.48
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 3,790.58 to EUR 7,614.43

Apprenticeship pay
Table I Table II
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 900.00 EUR 1,118.34
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,090.00 EUR 1,384.96
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,425.00 EUR 1,696.81
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,870.00 EUR 1,963.62

Table II applies to apprentices who commence their training after 1 November 1990, after reaching the age of 18 or upon completion of their secondary-school leaving exam.

Supplements and allowances
Allowance for shift and night work; dirt, hardship and hazard allowance, underground mining allowance

Working time
The regular working time is 38.5 hours per week
Supplement for extra hours
: usually 50%, during specified times 100%.

Notice periods
Notice periods apply according to Section 20 of the Salaried Employees Act (
Angestelltengesetz, AngG
For employers:
6 weeks
after 2 years of employment 2 months
after 5 years of employment 3 months
after 15 years of employment 4 months
after 25 years of employment 5 months
For employees:
1 month
Please note: Consider the terms stipulated in the employment contract.

Please note: Expiry of claims
Please note that any claims arising from the employment relationship must be asserted within six months.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Special payments: Christmas remuneration (
    ) and annual leave bonus (
  • Crediting of parental leave periods
  • All-inclusive provision