Metal trade / 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 January 2019

Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of salaries under the collective agreement by 3.0–3.3%
  • Increase of actual salaries by 3.0–3.3%
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by up to 14%

Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • Simple tasks: from EUR 1,439.12 to EUR 1,646.15
  • Tasks requiring qualification: from EUR 2,058.68 to EUR 2,582.48
  • Tasks requiring high qualification: from EUR 3,255.64 to EUR 4,593.33

Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 620.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 800.00
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 975.00
4th year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,325.00

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