Austria - Union defends hospital workers - February 15, 2010

The GDG-KMSfB public services union has attacked calls for new collective agreements in hospitals that would threaten the current earnings of health workers. The union has made clear that it would defend hospital workers' pay and conditions and call for improvements in view of their hard work and unsocial hours. The GDG also criticised the employers' organisation (Wirtschaftskammer) for claiming that massive savings could be made through privatisation of health services.



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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