Metal trade / 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 January 2024

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of salaries under the collective agreement by 8.7–8.0 %
  • Increase of actual salaries by 7.8 %
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 11.9–20.9 %

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,848.11 to EUR 2,073.03
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,570.99 to EUR 3,219.17
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: from EUR 4,050.77 to EUR 5,709.83

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 882.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,035.00
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,360.50
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,836.50

Supplements and allowances
Night work

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:
up to 2 years of employment 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 with the employer must be asserted within six months.

Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Special payments: Christmas remuneration (
    ) and annual leave bonus (
  • Payment of daily allowances for work at external workplaces
  • All-in provision