Chemical Industry: Workers Want 5.8% Wage Increase
The Austrian chemical industry negotiates the collective agreements. Before the third negotiation round started, the workers put pressure on the employer side.
The Austrian chemical industry faces heated debates on the new collective agreements. Workers claim a wage increase by 5.8% and intend to initiate works meetings, unless there is an agreement.
“We have an enormous rise in revenues and production. There were high dividend payments too. We expect an offer by the employers which copes with the performance of the workers.” The offer is expected to be submitted by April 27. The last offer of the employers was 3.8%.
The Austrian chemical industry employs 43,000 workers.