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Austrian Airlines reaches agreement on short-time working for ground staff.

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Austrian Airlines has announced that, in negotiations between its management board, the unions GPA-djp and vida and the Austrian Airlines Works Council for Commercial and Technical Personnel, an agreement has been reached related to short-time working for ground staff.

The main components of the agreement include a reduced working time of 80% and compensation of 90%, respectively 90% working time at 95% compensation. Public Employment Service Austria (AMS) funds are used to cover the difference to the greatest possible extent.

Short-time working will initially last for a six-month period, with an option to extend this. Around 2,600 employees will be covered by this agreement but certain employee groups are exempted, namely: trainees, part-time workers (up to 50% of normal working time) and employees with an income lower than EUR1,100.

During the negotiations a reduction of pension fund contributions by 75% for one year and an extension of the current collective agreement by two months from 1 November until 31 December 2009 were also agreed upon.

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