Austria -Unions organise extra-parliamentary hearing -August 25, 2011

The GPA-DJP and vida trade unions have been lobbying for better funding for the care sector and improvements to employment and working conditions of care workers. The unions have also been calling for a parliamentary enquiry into the sector to establish what level of funding and what kind of changes are needed to ensure that the sector can deal with the future demand for care. There has been no response to the call for an enquiry and so the unions have organized their own public hearing in Vienna on 19 September.


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