Underground mining and iron extraction / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten, Druck, Journalismus, Papier

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

Applicable in

In force since
1 November 2018

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 3.0–3.5%
  • Actual wages: 3.0–4.0%
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 100/90/80/70 EUR
  • Increase of compensation for expenses by Ø 2.1%
  • Increase of supplements and allowances under the collective agreement by 3.5%

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,914.61
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,234.82 to EUR 2,883.03
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 3,301.13 to EUR 6,637.69

Apprenticeship pay
Table I Table II
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 719.36 EUR 928.92
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 920.45 EUR 1,203.55
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,204.23 EUR 1,465.10
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,590.14 EUR 1,679.99

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