Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund
“We stand for social justice.”

The Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) and its trade unions represent the interests of all employees vis-à-vis employers, the state and political parties.

The Institution
  • The Austrian Federation of Trade Unions was established in 1945 and is a professional association of employees based on a democratic foundation and voluntary membership. It currently has 1.2 million members.
  • The ÖGB’s mission is to ensure fair working conditions by negotiating collective bargaining agreements with employers in all industries.
  • It is subdivided into seven smaller trade units, traditionally dominated by a certain political fraction, with the Social Democrats being the strongest.

  • Austria’s first comprehensive collective bargaining agreement ever was concluded in 1896 and regarded book printers.
  • Today, about 450 agreements between employers’ and employees’ associations are established annually.

The Database
  • The database of the ÖGB and its trade unions is called kollektivvertrag.at.
  • The website provides access to all collective bargaining agreements currently in force, brief overviews of selected agreements, news on ongoing negotiations and basic information on the subject.
  • You can search the agreements by trade union, by industry or by alphabetical list.
  • All content is publicly accessible, but additional functionality is available to union members after logging in, such as easier document navigation, quick search for specific content, printing and creating a PDF.

Available Formats
  • After logging in all documents are available in PDF-format for print and download.
  • The documents are only available in German.

Sources:  ÖGB, kollektivvertrag.at, Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund

Information status as of 20.04.2023

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