Salary accord a ‘burden’, says Sorger

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Business

Federation of Industries (IV) chief Veit Sorger has warned that yesterday’s (Tues) metal industry salary negotiations agreement would “intensify the pressure on companies to rationalise.” Sorger is quoted by the Kurier as saying that the agreement – under which the 165,000 workers will get 4.2 per cent more from November – was a “great burden” […]

Go to Austria instead of Denmark, German minister tells tourists

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A German politician has been accused of acting “bizarrely and hysterically” by calling on his fellow countrymen to shun Denmark this summer in favour of Austria. Jörg-Uwe Hahn, the minister for European affairs in the German state of Hessen, suggested Germans willing to go abroad this summer should pick Poland or Austria due to Denmark’s […]

Government introduces quota for females

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Politics

The federal coalition has been attacked from all sides of the political spectrum after agreeing on a quota for females in businesses close to the state.Social Democratic (SPÖ) Women’s Minister Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek and People’s Party (ÖVP) Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner announced yesterday (Tues) that the decision will affect 55 companies in which the Republic of […]

Austrian companies hired 2,500 Romanians in 2010

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More than 2,000 Romanians took on jobs in Austria last year, according to new figures.Romanian online recruiting platform Tjobs reports today (Mon) that around 2,500 people from the Eastern European (EE) country signed work contracts with Austrian firms in 2010. The agency also said that a further 10,500 Romanians applied for jobs in Austria at […]

‘Rowdy’ sheep face eviction

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A herd of sheep faces eviction after its shepherd has refused to relocate them after his agreement with a Vienna University has come to an end, it has been reported.Richard Krampl’s 23 East Friesians have been grazing on an estate owned by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna-Floridsdorf for more […]

BAE ‘bribery’ lobbyist faces new investigations

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Austrian prosecutors will continue to investigate lobbyist Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly, it has emerged.Mensdorff-Pouilly, who owns real estate in Austria and Scotland, has returned to Austria after spending five days in custody in London last month.The husband of former People’s Party (ÖVP) Health Minister Maria Rauch-Kallat was accused of bribery and facilitation of corruption, but Britain’s Serious […]