Austrian Trade Union Federation

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Austrian Trade Union Federation (OGB) logo.PNG
Full nameAustrian Federation of Trade Unions
Native nameÖsterreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund
Members1,335,421 (2005)
AffiliationITUC, TUAC
Key peopleErich Foglar, president
Office locationVienna, 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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