Bundesforste / Brief overview

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 January 2020

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of wages under the collective agreement in all categories by 2.2%
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 2.2%

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,731.37 to EUR 2,328.80
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,770.63 to EUR 3,212.44
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: EUR 3,355.01

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 831.41
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1.076.27
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,505.02

special provisions for apprentices within the meaning of Section 80 LF-DG

Working time
The regular working time is 40 hours per week.
Supplement for extra hours: usually 50%, during specified times 100%.

Notice periods
For employers and employees: 14 days
after 1 year of employment 1 month
after 5 years of employment 2 months
after 15 years of employment 3 months

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

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Bonus payments amounting to 50% of the assessment base per calendar quarter
  • 24 and 31 December are days off work