2.7% for public sector workers

The annual pay negotiations for federal, regional and local government workers were concluded earlier this month with a 2.7% pay increase due from 1 January 2006. Last year's pay award was 2.3%. Inflation over the year has averaged 2.4% but it is forecast to fall to 2.0% in 2006. [Read more at > GDG->http://www.gdg.at/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=GDG/Page/GDG_Index&n=GDG_0.0.0.2.detail&cid=1133800394635]