09 Apr Finnish Collective Agreement For Hotel And Restaurant Industry
There are two unions working in the hotel and restaurant sector: the employees` union and the employees` union, graphic workers and journalists (private employees` union – printing – journalism – paper, GPA-djp). Both are affiliated with the Austrian Confederation of Trade Unions. The GPA-djp union represents all employees in the private sector and therefore all employees of the hotel and restaurant industry, while the vida union generally represents all workers in the sector. However, representatives of both unions stated that, although the GPA-djp is in practice only employees of the sector, the vida union sometimes represents them; So there are a few incidents of dual membership and competition for members with respect to employees. The proportion of employees in this sector is about 20%, i.e. the majority of workers (80%) are workers. The vida union represents about 9,300 workers in this sector (out of a potential of 150,000 members) and has a domain density of 6.2%. The GPA-djp represents about 2,000 members in the sector (out of a potential membership of about 22,000) and has a domain density of about 8.9%. In total, the sector has about 11,300 members and a poetry sector of about 6.6%. No further information is available on union membership by company size. See information about the ProFIT project above. This initiative was chosen as an example because of its innovative nature and the fact that it addresses a problem (childcare, work-life balance) that is particularly present in the hospitality and restaurant sector due to long and irregular working hours.
The implementation in 2009 of new tobacco legislation in the hotel and restaurant sector led to the conclusion of a collective agreement to protect workers from second-hand smoke (see below). A specific analysis of the Austrian representative labour climate index, which measures subjective satisfaction with working life (every quarter since 1997) for the tourism sector, shows that only 31% of workers in the sector are satisfied with their working time (compared to 39% in other sectors, see Biehl et al. 2011: 103). In addition, workers in the sector complain of high stress, limited promotion opportunities and relatively low wages (see ibid.). Clarification of the rule for calculating annual leave pay The inclusion in the collective agreement on the rule for calculating leave pay has been corrected. A section has been added to reflect changes to the Annual Leave Act. In the future, the leave allowance will be calculated as a percentage, even if the worker`s working time and pay method have changed during the year of leave. There is no adjustment to the leave allowance.