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Austrian unions secure substantial gains in metalworking bargaining round

8 December, 2023Austrian unions Pro-GE and GPA have emerged as winners from the latest round of bargaining in the metal industry. Following an intense battle and the first walkout in the Austrian metal industry since 2018, the unions' concerted efforts have resulted in significant gains for over 200,000 workers across six sub-sectors.

Poor wage offer escalates conflict in Austrian metal industry

15 November, 2023Trade unions PRO-GE and GPA have extended the strikes in the Austrian metal industry after the latest round of negotiations on 13 November failed to produce results after 11 hours of talks.

Austrian chemical workers unite for fair deal

2 June, 2020Chemical workers have been conducting collective actions at factories throughout Austria after a third round of sector bargaining failed as employers offer a drop in real wages for 45,000 people.

Austrian, Croatian and Slovenian textile unions cooperate on organizing

12 December, 2018Unions from three countries agreed to cooperate on organizing and collective bargaining in Austrian-owned leather companies in Croatia and Slovenia, at a seminar in Zagreb, Croatia, on 3-4 December 2018.

Forward ever – backward never! IndustriALL Women World conference

17 September, 2015Hailed as a milestone in strengthening IndustriALL Global Union, the first Women World Conference in Vienna saw more than 300 women trade unionists from over 60 countries unite to address challenges facing women in the workplace.

Hundreds of women trade unionists gather for world conference in Vienna

9 September, 2015Some 300 women trade unionists from over 60 countries are gathering in Vienna, Austria for IndustriALL Global Union’s first-ever Women World Conference. 

Austrian metalworkers reach 2.85 per cent wage increase

31 October, 2013A strike by Austrian metalworkers planned to start on 29 October was cancelled when parties reached an agreement. Wages are to be increased with in average 2.85 per cent.

Pay rise for Austrian metalworkers

1 November, 2012Under difficult circumstances Austrian metalworkers win a pay rise of up to 3.4 per cent for 180,000 workers in this year’s bargaining rounds.

Long-standing social partnership at risk in Austria

23 August, 2012In the run-up to the bargaining round in the metal and mining industry, IndustriALL’s Austrian affiliate PRO-GE and the Non-Manual Workers’ Unions in the private sector GPA-DJP are calling on their members to mobilize and fight with all means for a joint collective agreement.