Collective agreement for bicycle couriers in Austria

Social partners in Austria have agreed on the first collective agreement for bicycle couriers. The new collective agreement applies to all bicycle couriers, that is, both those who have an employment contract with a traditional company and those who have an employment contract with a platform. From 1 January 2020, they receive a monthly gross wage of €1,506, additional holiday and Christmas remunerations, and the customary additional 13th and 14th months pay. The collective agreement contains a 40-hour week and the option to work only four days a week. When couriers use their own bicycle and equipment, they receive an additional compensation of 0.14€ per kilometre. According to unions, there are thousands of bicycle couriers in Austria. Their employment status is unclear. However, not all of them have an employment contract but might work as independent contractors, which would not make them eligible for the conditions under the collective agreement.


  • Initiative
  • Negotiation of working conditions, Organising and representing workers
  • Austria
  • Employee organisation
  • Yes
  • transport
  • employment status, income, representation, industrial relations, social dialogue
  • German
  • 2021
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