Dairies and cheesemakers / 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 November 2019

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of wages under the collective agreement by 2.25%
  • Increase of allowances related to long-term employment by 2.25%
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 2.25%
  • Increase of board allowances (
    ) by 2.25%

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,841.31 to EUR 2,124.09
  • Tasks requiring qualification: EUR 2,1232.39

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 743.44
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 955.84
3rd and 4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,380.66

Supplements and allowances
Allowances related to long-term employment, dirt, hardship and hazard allowances, allowances for group leaders / foremen, allowances or supplements for specific activities

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

Notice periods
For employers and employees:
up to 6 months 1 week
up to 5 years 2 weeks
more than 5 years 4 weeks

Please note: Expiry of claims
Any claims must be asserted within three months after they arose.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Special payment: Christmas remuneration (
    ) and annual leave bonus (
  • Anniversary bonuses