Austria - Unions protest against social reforms - May 31, 2018

 Trade unions GPA-djp and Vida launched a joint campaign to protest government plans for social reforms. With the campaign ‘My Heart for a Social Austria’ the unions want to promote the preservation of what they see as ‘one of the best social systems in the world’. Part of the social reform plans of the government that the unions see as ‘anti-worker policy’, is to save 1 billion euro. At a conference of the trade union confederation ÖGB 800 representatives of all unions agreed that a restructuring of the domestic social security system will only be carried out under heavy protest from the unions. The ÖGB threatened indirectly with strikes.

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