Party affiliation: Socialist Party of Austria
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.