Shift holiday

In the Austrian Federal Law Gazette I 2012/117, published on 28 December 2012, the collective agreement provision for additional leave for shift work was incorporated into BUAG.

The shift holiday provision includes the following points:

  • The weekly supplement pursuant to § 21a BUAG is increased by 2.80 in the case of shift work.
  • One additional working day of leave is earned for every 8 shift-work weeks within a leave year. This day of leave can be claimed during the calendar year after the reporting data have been submitted to BUAK.
  • The employee earns 693.43/1000 of the supplements paid in the qualifying period as an entitlement (§ 3a (1) BUAG).).

The shift holiday supplement is calculated as follows (since 1 January 2014):

CA wage x 1.22 x factor




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