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Action week: Unemployment benefits up to 80%!

Submitted by Aktiver Admin on Mon, 22.02.2021 - 08:50

Active Unemployed Austria calls for supportof the campaign!

(Vienna, February 21, 2021) Even if the 150 Euro monthly corona subsidy for unemployed people in Austria has been extended to the end of March and also the minimal increase in emergency assistance to the level of unemployment benefit, Austria continues to cover the masses of gainfully employed people according to the principle of "Felxunsecurity": A net replacement rate of only 55% remains at the lower end of the rich developed world.

Unfortunately, the new Minister of Labor, former head of the social research institute IHS, Martin Kocher, is also expected to show little commitment to improving the situation of people who are marginalized as unemployed by the economy and the state. The damage caused by Corona and politics will continue to burden the general population for a long time On the other hand, the large corporations and capital owners will probably continue to be spared of contributing to the costs of corona crisis and get a lot of get a lot of grants at the expense of the working class.

Therefore Austrias larges independent unemployed union „Active Unemployed Austria“ supports the platform for action, which is geared towards a longer struggle, and calls on civil society to support this initiative!

Mag. Ing.Martin Mair
Chairman "Active Unemployed Austria"

Raise unemployment benefits!

Eco-social public investment program to combat unemployment

Monday 22nd February, 9-11h

AMS Wien Floridsdorf

Schloßhofer Straße 16-18, A-1210 Vienna

Wednesday 24th February, 10-12h

AMS Graz,

Neutorgasse 64, A-8010 Graz

Wednesday 24th February, 10-12h

AMS Innsbruck

Schöpfstraße 5, A-6010 Innsbruck

Thursday 25th February, 9-11h

AMS Wien Favoriten

Laxenburger Straße 18, A-1100 Vienna

Friday 26nd February ,14-16h

Steyr, Wochenmarkt Citypoint

Tomitzstraße 1, A-4400 Steyr

Saturday 27th February, 9-11h

Linz, Südbahnhofmarkt

Marktplatz 1 – 24, A-4010 Linz

Saturday 27th February, 9-12h


Koloman-Wallisch-Platz, A-8600 Bruck an der Mur

The respective local organizers can be found here: [german]


First analysis of the new labor minister, which should not be underestimated:

Action conference for an immediate and permanent increase in unemployment benefits

Saturday, March 6th, 2020, 2-6pm

WUK, Währingerstraße 9, A-1090 Vienna

Depending on the corona (political/legal) situation either in the initiative room Stiege 5 or in the courtyard under the open sky in compliance with the official requirements