An important case in defending women´s right to abortion was won on 10
July at the end of a lower court trial. SLP member Claudia Sorger (the
Socialist Left Party is the CWI´s affiliate in Austria) had been taken
to court by the radical anti-abortionists Human Life International
because she had criticised...
Tuesday, 6 May, was a historic day for Austria. For the first time in
decades the Ã-GB (Austrian trade union federation) called for a national
day of action, including strikes. According to the Ã-GB about 500,000
workers participated all over Austria in about 10,000 activities, such
as workplace meetings,...
On 13 May, in the late afternoon, 200,000 people (according to the ÖGB,
the Austrian trade union federation) marched through the streets of
Vienna against the government’s pension ‘reforms’ (the police said "over
April 29 saw up to 3,000 workers attend a morning open-air workplace
meeting of the OMV (Austrian oil company) and other companies in Vienna
in protest at the government’s attacks on the pension system. This is
one of a series of protest rallies being organised in different
workplaces, the previous day saw a...