Austria - Union claims 72 million through social plans - February 29, 2016

Trade union GPA-dpj declared it yielded for its members 88.7 million euro in 2015 through the use of the union’s legal assistance activities.  The most substantial part of this amount (more than 72 million euro) came from returns that can be attributed to the concluded social plans. The active legal assistance includes interventions at plant level, representation before the labour and social courts, but also legal aid in cases of enforcement proceeding, bankruptcy and compensation pay. The total of social plans increased in 2015; for the union this is a sign that serious economic problems still exist.

German: http://www.oegb.at/cms …    

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