• 2nd Information meeting on Austrian university employment law in English – 19. Sept., 5pm
    We would like to familiarize all non-German speaking colleagues with the current legal situation in Austria. While we cannot offer immediate legal support, we want to raise awareness among the scientific staff about the potential implications of the changed legislation. We will give information about the official institutions already in place to represent employees’ interests at Austrian universities (“Arbeiterkammer”, “Betriebsrat”). We will also introduce local university initiatives taking action against precarious employment. Last but not least, another goal of the meeting is to learn about the perspective of the international researcher community on the present situation in Austria and include them into the ongoing organizing process.
  • NUWiss proposal for the reform of the University act (Universitätsgesetz)
    Section 109 of the Austrian Universities Act is not without reason subject to particularly strong criticism (also from NUWiss). However, the problems of the University Act go far beyond this. In regular meetings with representatives of other organisations (in particular IG:Lektor*innen, the Elise Richter Network and the Gender Studies Association Austria), we have spent two … Read more
  • Demonstration in Vienna on March 23rd: Fair instead of precarious! Rethink University
    Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023Start: 2 p.m., end approx. 5.30 p.m.Meeting point: Sigmund-Freud-Park (opposite the main building of the University of Vienna), demo route: main building of the University of Vienna > Ministry of Science > Michaelerplatz > TU Vienna +++ The demo will take place in the context of a public “Betriebsversammlung” of the … Read more
  • Information meeting on Austrian university employment law in English
    Fixed-term contracts have become the norm for the scientific staff at Austrian universities during the past decades. Until the latest amendment to the Universities Act in 2021 („UG Novelle 2021“) legal restrictions on the maximum duration of employment on subsequent fixed-term contracts could be circumvented by e.g. changing to another institution for a certain period … Read more
  • General Assembly of Academic Staff of the JKU
    Fair contracts – Fully funded universities – Perspectives for young researchers WHEN: 16th of March 2023, 4 pm WHERE: HS 15 (Management Centre, MZ001A) Click here for more information.