Union welcomes tougher laws on employment rights


The VIDA services union has backed a government initiative to better enforce minimum pay rates in collective agreements and other employment rights. The proposal is in preparation for the full opening up of the Austrian labour market to the rest of the EU in 2011 and concern about social dumping. The union says that migrant workers in some border areas are already being paid 40% below the rate in the relevant collective agreement and tougher measures are needed to ensure that employers pay the negotiated rates.
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