|Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection.|
26 January 2016
|Preceded by||Rudolf Hundstorfer|
|Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology|
2 September 2014 – 26 January 2016
|Preceded by||Doris Bures|
|Succeeded by||Gerald Klug|
|Minister of Health|
2 December 2008 – 2 September 2014
|Preceded by||Andrea Kdolsky|
|Succeeded by||Sabine Oberhauser|
3 September 1960 |
|Political party||Social Democratic Party of Austria|
Alois Stöger (born 3 September 1960) is an Austrian politician. He has served in the government of Austria as Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology from September 2014 to January 2016, and he previously served as Minister of Health from 2008 to 2014. Stöger is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ).
Life and career
Born in Linz, Stöger attended elementary school in Allerheiligen between 1966 and 1971 and secondary modern school/junior high school in Perg from 1971 to 1975. Afterwards he took an apprenticeship as a machine fitter until 1979. From 1979 to 1986 he was a skilled worker in the Voest Alpine AG. He became secretary of the union Metals-Mining-Energy (Metall-Bergbau-Energie) in the Gmunden district in 1986. He attended the social academy of the Austrian Chamber of Labour between 1986 and 1987 and completed training as a supervisor in 1982. Stöger also trained at the European Trade Union Academy and studied social practice at the Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg and Linz. In 2000 he finished his studies with the Diplôme des Hautes Etudes des Pratiques Sociales.
Since 1997, Stöger has been a member of the local council of Gallneukirchen, serving as an alderman between 2003 and 2008. He was councillor in the Chamber of Labour in Upper Austria from 2000 to 2008 and served as Minister of Health, Family Affairs and Youth from 2 December 2008 to 31 January 2009. From February 2009 to September 2014 he served as Minister of Health, and since September 2014 he serves as Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology.
- "Who is who". Parliament of the Republic of Austria (in German). Vienna, Austria: Republic of Austria, Parliamentary Administration. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
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