Austrian Trade Union Federation

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Full name Austrian Federation of Trade Unions
Native name Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund
Founded 1945
Members 1,335,421 (2005)
Affiliation ITUC, TUAC
Key people Erich Foglar, president
Office location Vienna, Austria
Country Austria

The Austrian Trade Union Federation or Austrian Federation of Trade Unions (de: Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund, abbreviated OeGB or ÖGB) is a labour union of employees. It is constituted as an association and is subdivided into seven smaller affiliated trade unions. Each union is traditionally dominated by a certain political faction, with the strongest faction in the ÖGB as a whole traditionally being the social democratic one, which is known for its close contacts to Austria's Social Democratic Party (SPÖ); in fact, chairmen of the ÖGB have often also been influential SPÖ members.

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  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7. 

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