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Rudolf Hundstorfer
Austrian politician and trade unionist

Rudolf Hundstorfer

Rudolf Hundstorfer
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Intro Austrian politician and trade unionist
A.K.A. Hundstorfer
Was Politician Activist Trade unionist
From Austria
Field Activism Politics
Gender male
Birth 19 September 1951, Vienna, Austria
Death 20 August 2019, Brač, Croatia (aged 67 years)
Star sign Virgo
Politics Social Democratic Party of Austria
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Rudolf Hundstorfer (September 19, 1951 – August 20, 2019) was an Austrian social democratic politician who served as president of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB). Hundstorfer was from December 2008 to January 2016 the Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection.

Since 1966 Hundstorfer worked as civil servant for the City of Vienna (Magistrat). He graduated from the Bundesgymnasium for professionals in 1976 (Matura). The following year he graduated as an administration official (Beamtenaufstiegsprüfung).

From the early 1970s he was active in the Union of Municipal Employees (GDG), of which he was chairman from May 2003 on.

From 1990 he was a member of the Vienna City Council and the State Parliament, from 1995 also chairman of the local council. After Hundstorfer had been elected President of the ÖGB, he resigned from the Vienna legislature and municipal council on 25 January 2007.

In October 2003 Hundstorfer became Vice President of the Austrian Trade Union Federation. On 27 March 2006 he took over ad interim the ÖGB presidency after the resignation of Fritz Verzetnitsch during the BAWAG affair. He remained president ad interim until the election of his successor Erich Foglar from OGB Board, when Hundstorfer had already been designated to Minister of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection in the First Faymann government.

He was the Social Democratic candidate at the Austrian presidential election, 2016.

Hundstorfer was married and had a daughter and two stepchildren. He was the honorary president of the Anton Proksch Institute and of the Vienna Handball Federation.

He was decorated by the former president of Austria Heinz Fischer with the Grand Gold Decoration with Ribbon for Services to the Republic of Austria.

On August 20, 2019, Hundstorfer died at the age of 67 from a heart attack.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 10 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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