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Industrial relations in Austria

  • National trade union confederations
    • ÖGB Austrian Trade Union Federation
      (Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund)
  • Trade union-related research institute (member of the TURI network):
  • ETUI publications:
    • Book 'Rough waters. European trade unions in a time of crises' - 'From the golden age to the gilded cage? Austrian trade unions, social partnership and the crisis (May 2017)

The state of labour market reforms

  •  ETUI publications related to labour reforms
    •  Working paper 'The crisis and national labour law reforms: a mapping exercise': country report Austria (Jan 2013 - to be updated soon)

The state of pension reforms

Strikes: latest developments and data

  • Background summary (last update March 2019)
    • 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

Translations into German are also available