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Friedrich VERZETNITSCH, President, Austrian Trade Union Federation.


  • VERZETNITSCH, Friedrich was born on May 22, 1945 in Vienna, Austria.

  • Education

    • Vocational school, trained as plumber.


    • Youth official, Union of Metal, Mine and Energy Industry Workers, 1963-1970. Austrian Federation of Trade Unions. Member Youth Department 1970-1973.

      Youth Secretary, 1973-1981. Secretary, Department of Co-ordination and Organization, 1982-1983. Senior Secretary and member of Federal Executive Committee, since 1983.

      Member of Youth Committee, International Federation of Free Trade Unions, 1973-1982. President, Youth Committee of European Federation of Trade Unions, 197 5-82. Chamber of Workers and Employees: senior official, Vienna.

      Chairman of Youth Committee, 1975-1984. Member of Bundesrat, 1984-1986. Member of Nationalrat for Upper Austria, since 1986.

      President, Austrian Trade Union Federation. Plumber, 1959-1970; member of mediation committee, provincial Employment Office, Vienna, 197185. Member of Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Listeners’ and Viewers’ Committee, 1972-1983.

      Member of staff, Vienna Municipal Schools’ Inspectorate, 1974-1985. Member of Commission for the Protection of Broadcasting Law, 1983-1986. Member of Board of Directors, Austrian Federation of Trade Unions Publishing Company, 1984-1987.

      Member of advisory committee, EDV Ltd. member of management committee of General Accident Insurance Institute (AUVA), 1985-1987.


    Party affiliation: Socialist Party of Austria


    Clubs: Austrian Federal Youth Circle, 1973-1980. Austrian Society of Environment and Technology.
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    Born May 22, 1945
    (age 72)