Metaller-KV: alert from Monday –


The union negotiators, led by Rainer Wimmer (Pro-Ge) and Karl Dürtscher (GPA-djp), did not want to look more closely at the cards in which companies will determine their work. According to APA, it is expected that the alerts at the FMMI premises will last at least on Wednesday.

At this time, five other partial KV negotiations with Metaller with approximately 60,000 employees continue. According to employers, a round of talks is scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. According to Wimmer and Dürtscher, pressure will increase together. "We will defend the total CT with all our strengths (for all metal workers in different subsectors with a total of more than 190,000 employees, note)," said Wimmer.

"Little fool"

Employers, whose approach is "absurd", also feel "little crazy", say unionists. Workers have already achieved their achievements already in the evenings. Last but not least, you have a phone offer, which you simply can not take seriously.

A total of six KV

For some years, six metal KVs have been negotiated individually. So far, they have always focused on concluding the metal industry industry – with the exception of minimal details.

On the employers' side, the invitation to talk was "completely surprised". They provided a "fair" offer with a 2.7% wage increase. Velvet's concessions in the framework right "would be a combined offer of more than three percent", so the head of FMMI Christian Knill is. He believes that many workers are happy with the offer. Alerts that he expected was planned.

If new talks, and not trade union action, the trade association is considering recommending member companies to voluntarily raise wages by 2.7 percent retroactively by the beginning of November, the press release said in a press release. This year, "in any case" will give a "fair" increase in real wages, the Association said.

The tone has grown considerably

The climate was considerably worse before the start of the negotiations, which started on Thursday afternoon. On the part of employers, trade unionists accused accusations of spreading and distortions. Previously, Knill announced that the negotiations would be successful if the union moves.

If this does not happen, they would take action from the employees. According to Knilla, the currently overlooked amendment to the Labor Act does not have a direct impact on "that" of the KV, so there can be no consideration – as the union requires. The new CT should apply from 1 November.

Green light from ÖGB for items

The trade unions previously earned in exchange for the strike of the Austrian Trade Union Confederation (ÖGB). "If necessary, we will take industrial action to enforce the rapid and excellent financial conditions," the text of a resolution that was adopted at the Workers' Councils. By Thursday, there were a total of 350 business meetings across Austria – for example, BMW, Magna, MAN, Rosenbauer, Bosch and parts of the voests.

Graphic to metallers of diplomacy

Graphics: APA /; Source: APA / Statistics Austria

Employees demand a salary increase of five percent or at least 100 euros more. In addition, there is a need for substantial compensation for new rules on working time, such as long-term protection against dismissal and large additional allowances. Employers' representatives have until recently been rejected as an "excessive set of claims" from. Representatives of employers want to start a new KV for workers and employees together. In addition, they want a longer-term conclusion, which the unionists excluded.

Greater surcharge for longer working hours

The demands of working time of trade unions, such as higher bonuses and paid holidays for long hours, as well as protection against dismissal for those who refuse working hours twelve hours a day or 60 hours a week, still agree. In the past year, the social partners agreed on three percent more wages and salaries. Refunds for apprenticeships and additions rose by 3%. The minimum wage or minimum basic salary is currently EUR 1,848. In exchange, the time account agreement was extended.

The KV negotiation of metalworkers is becoming a year of hard work for the social partners. The social partnership, which has long been praised internationally, has been growing in recent years. According to metallers, who usually set the course, KV negotiations are increasing by about 500,000 employees in the trade that traditionally followed – but there was also no approximation in this quarter.

Discussions on commercial CT "turned to circles"

Discussions on the commercial CT were "circulating all day", said Anita Palkovich, chief negotiator of the workers after the trial. Peter Buchmüller, the chief negotiator of employers, found an "ice mood". The union will have labor councils in all federal states over the next two weeks, announced Palkovich.

However, on 20 November, negotiations are continuing and the fourth date has already been agreed. Palkovich argued that employers did not give "no substantial offers" to other non-money interests. "There is still no demand from the employees how much the salaries are to be increased." the proposals did not have binding power and "serious conflict", for example, in order to speed up the achievement of the sixth week of the week.

Employer 'seriously irritated'

Buchmüller was "seriously irritated" that there is still no need for percentages. He sees the readiness of the employer to speak in certain non-tariff points, in particular when granting maternity leave, educational leave and a fourteen-day week. Employers require discussion of their requirements and a longer settlement period.

The twelve-day day is not at the heart of the debate, but the theme "appears" again and again, as Buchmüller says. He is obviously not enthusiastic and would be willing to go to business on his own if there is no respect for the voluntary nature of the workers. "Basically, we do not want our employees to work for twelve hours, as where the concentration disappears," says Buchmüller.

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