Electricity sector bargaining starts

Austria
Unions and employers in the private electricity sector have had a first exchange with the second round of negotiations due in early January. While the employers have highlighted the continuing difficult economic situation the unions have focused on high dividends paid to shareholders and the high levels of productivity and performance delivered by the workforce. The unions are looking for a real pay increase plus increases to other payments and allowances. They are also calling for renewal of working group discussions relating to salary structures as well as working time, including shift work and arduous work. [Read more at > GPA-djp (DE)->http://www.gpa-djp.at/cms/A03/A03_2.3.204.a/1414971278563/kollektivvertrag/alle-branchen/energie/evu-kv-verhandlungen-2015-gestartet]

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