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Erich Foglar

Austria: Elsner Files Lawsuit in US Supreme Court

Former BAWAG CEO Helmut Elsner filed a lawsuit over $ 1.8bn against members of the Austrian Social Democrat party (SPÖ).

March 7, 2013

Austria Threatened by Second Recession

The Federation of Austrian Trade Unions (ÖGB) warns of a double-dip scenario. Austrian is heading for another recession, ÖGB says.

December 20, 2012

No Leeway for Wage Tax Reduction

Austrian social democrats call for a relief of medium-income earners. Finance Minister Maria Fekter opposes to this idea.

August 27, 2012

Trade Unions Wants „Just Taxation“

The Austrian Trade Unions warn of a strict austerity policy and pushes for growth stimulating measures.

June 2, 2012

Solution Found: Wage Increase by 4.2%

After heated debates and strike threats, representatives of the Austrian metal industry and the trade union came to an agreement.

October 18, 2011

ÖBB: Opposition to Privatization Plans

Austrian Finance Minister Maria Fekter has sparked a debate about the railway company’s future. Her plans have been criticized from many sides.

June 6, 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

Federation of Trade Unions Calls for "Tax Justice"

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.

January 18, 2011

Economic Chamber President Leitl Demands Financial Transaction Tax

There is consensus between the Presidents of the Economic Chamber and the Federation of Trade Unions.

November 23, 2010
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