Lopatka Demands Reform for Austrian Railways

People ♦ Published: September 4, 2013; 19:16 ♦ (Vindobona)

State Secretary Lopatka demands Minister of Infrastructure Bures to tackle the expensive pension system at the Austrian Railways by doing away with privliges for emplyoees in order to unburden tax payers.

Lopatka Demands Reform for Austrian Railways / Picture: © Flickr / The Austrian Foreign Ministry

“The Austrian Railways [ÖBB] need to be reformed urgently, reforms that have already begun need to be continued and new ones have to be started. With the defense of the status quo the Minister [of Infrastructure] mocks the tax payer,” State Secretary Reinhold Lopatka claimed while referring to today’s statements by Doris Bures, Austrian Minister of Infrastructure and party member…