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The state of labour market reforms

  •  ETUI publications related to labour reforms

The state of pension reforms

Strikes: latest developments and data

  • Background summary 
    • No clear legal principles are laid down for assessing lawfulness and consequences of industrial disputes, and in particular there is no supreme court case law on the subject. The legitimacy of strikes as a form of industrial action by employees can be derived (not least) from the legal provisions which ensure the impartiality of the state. Nevertheless, this legitimacy applies only to strikes perceived as action taken collectively by the employees' side as such. Read more

Latest EU Commission documents on Austria

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Industrial relations in Austria