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AK Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour

Austria Ranks 4th in Labor Productivity.

According to a study carried out by Eurostat, Austria is among the Top 5 of the most productive countries in the EU. In the last 20 years, the country was able to increase labor productivity by 36.5 %.

March 25, 2013

Austria: Residential Building Is „Much too Low“

In the next years, Austria faces a remarkable housing shortage, the Austrian Chamber of Labor (AK) warns.

February 5, 2013

Austrian Business Profits Grow Stronger than Salaries

The Austrian Chamber of Labor (AK) analyzed 110 companies. In the last ten years, workers lost € 13,000 per head on average, AK says.

September 22, 2012

Austrian Chamber of Labor: Loss in Real Income at 1.5%

Between 2000 and 2010, the average inflation and tax-adjusted net income was down by 1.5% in Austria, AK (Austrian Chamber of Labor) says.

September 5, 2012

„Something Is Wrong in Austria“

According to the Austrian Chamber of Labor, Austrian workers have to bear the highest burden of the crisis. The contribution of great fortunes would be insufficient.

May 30, 2012

Pressure on Medium Income Earners Rising

The Austrian Chamber of Labor warns that the number of people who do not get by with their income anymore rose to 60%.

April 28, 2012

Working Time: 32% Work Longer than Stipulated

A study of the Austrian working atmosphere index shows that a substantial part of Austrian workers works longer than 40 hours per week.

March 10, 2012

Public Dispute Over Privatizations

The two government parties disagree to the sale of further publicly held companies. ÖVP pushes for privatizations, for SPÖ the idea is inacceptable.

February 29, 2012

Austerity: Unions Versus Industrialists

The Austrian trade unions want to impose property taxes, the Federation of Austrian Industries seeks cuts in spending.

January 21, 2012

40% of Austrian Employees Work In Spite of Illness

The feared loss of the job is one of the most important reasons, says a survey by the Chamber of Labor.

December 27, 2011

Chamber of Labor Claims Reduction in Working Time

According to the Austrian Chamber of Labor, companies earn € 4,000 per employee. The Chamber asks for fair wages and a cut in working time.

November 14, 2011

Chamber of Labor Claims Substantial Wage Increase

The Austrian Chamber of Labor calls for a massive rise in wages for metal workers. The union refers to increase profits of the metal industry.

October 10, 2011

Trainees in Vienna „Not Satisfied“

A study of the Viennese chamber of labor published, that a large number of trainees is not satisfied with their apprenticeships.

October 8, 2011

Food Prices Continue to Rise Rapidly

Within three months, prices increased by more than 8%. The Austrian Chamber of Labor asked the government to take countermeasures.

July 19, 2011

Workers Continue Feeling the Crisis

The Austrian Working Climate Index increased only slightly from 107 to 108 points during the last half-year. According to the Labor Chamber, the crisis has not been mastered yet, particularly for workers.

May 7, 2011

Labor Chamber: Productivity Grew Significantly More Than Salary Increases

Personnel costs per employee of Austrian companies, according to the Labor Chamber (AK) have grown less than half as strong as productivity since 2003.

April 30, 2011

Energy Prices for Households still on the Rise

Especially mineral oil product prices rose steadily in the first quarter of 2011. Electricity prices remained stable.

April 23, 2011

More Unemployed are Looking for Full-Time Jobs Than at the Start of the Crisis

The Austrian Chamber of Labor criticizes that despite the economic boom there are less full-time jobs available than before the economic crisis.

April 21, 2011

Workers Continue Seeing the Situation on the Labor Market as Critical

The work climate index of the Austrian Chamber of Labour (AK, Arbeiterkammer Österreich) indicates that workers continue considering the situation on the labor market as critical despite rising employment.

March 4, 2011

Unemployment: Austria has Top-Position Among EU27

EU27 area unemployment rate at 9.9%, Austrian unemployment rate amounts to 4.3%. National youth unemployment is below the average too.

March 2, 2011

Demand for Elimination of the ÖIAG

IAs part of the succession process for the CEO position at the Austrian industrial holding (ÖIAG) political representatives are increasingly imposing conditions.

January 27, 2011

Experts: No Failures in the Austrian Labor Market

The last hurdles for the new EU-members to enter the Austrian labor market will fall in May 2011. However, even the unions has no concerns.

January 3, 2011

Chamber of Labor Calls for a More Equitable Distribution

Corporate profits on one hand and reduced working hours, dismissals and wage cuts on the other, are not compatible for the Chamber of Labor.

December 28, 2010

Workers Count on Early Retirement

Nearly half the Austrian salaried employees do not expect to work until reaching normal retirement age.

December 10, 2010

Arbeiterkammer: Labor Force in Austria Remains Highly Profitable

The representatives of the interests of workers and employees raise criticism on the extents of wage and salary increases with a self-created study. The argument of the companies about the need to build up reserves is incorrect.

November 2, 2010

Meinl Bank compensates MEL-investors

The next 600 small investors may get back a third of their losses with MEL-papers. Overall Meinl Bank wants to pay out 3.2m ($4) and then retrieve the money from financial institutions.

August 20, 2010