2.5% for childcare workers

Around 5000 childcare workers across the country will benefit from a 2.5% pay increase from 1 January 2016. The rise was agreed between the vida services union and the Ministry of Labour's Federal Arbitration Office. The union is pleased about the result which it sees as an important step in improving the pay of an occupation dominated by women. The new minimum wage will be €1435 a month, marking progress towards the €1500 target agreed by unions in the ÖGB confederation. There will also a a new €5 an hour "cleaning allowance". [Read more at > vida (DE)->http://www.vida.at/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=S03/Page/Index&n=S03_0.a&cid=1447298110839]

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