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President , Austrian Trade Union Federation

Friedrich VERZETNITSCH, President, Austrian Trade Union Federation.


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


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.


Clubs: Austrian Federal Youth Circle, 1973-1980. Austrian Society of Environment and Technology.