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Federation of Trade Unions Calls for "Tax Justice"

Published: January 18, 2011; 00:10 · (Vindobona)

A new debate is sparking off in Austria, and possibly also a tax reform. The Gewerkschaftsbund (ÖGB, Federation of Trade Unions) wants workers to be tax-unburdened.

Federation of Trade Unions Calls for "Tax Justice" / Picture: © Reuters

"Greater equity in the tax system is overdue, because the main part of the tax revenue comes as always from the workers and consumption, and a by far much lesser part from great assets," says the President of the Austrian Federation of Trade Unions, Eric Foglar. "We welcome all efforts aimed to make the tax system fairer providing at the same time for more income into the budget with…

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