Unions welcome positive bargaining result for 2008

Austria
The public sector unions GÖD and GDG have welcomed the 2.7% pay increase for 2008 as one of the best for several years. The increase on pay and other allowances will translate into an average increase in earnings of 3.3% across the public sector, with the lower pay getting around 3.8%. Workers will also receive a lump sum payment of €175. [Read more at > GÖD (DE)->http://www.goed.at/13891.html] [Read more at > GDG (DE)-> http://www.gdg.at/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=C01/Page/Index&n=C01_0.a&cid=1196351207606]

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