Christian Meidlinger

Head of the Austrian Union of Municipal Workers, younion_Die Daseinsgewerkschaft

Date and place of birth: 9th of October 1963, Vienna/Austria

Learnt profession: Electrical low-voltage engineer, graduate of Technologisches Gewerbemuseum (TGM, a Federal Higher Technical Institute for Education and Experimentation) for persons in employment, communications engineering and electronics

Trade Union Career:

1979 – 1989 Apprenticeship and foreman in industrial electronics at Wiener Verkehrsbetriebe (Vienna transport services)

1981 – 1987 Youth Secretary at Wiener Verkehrsbetriebe

1985 – 1988 Youth Secretary at Gewerkschaft der Gemeinebediensteten (GdG, Union of Municipal Employees) – Vienna

1987 – 1988 Federal Youth Secretary at GdG, President of Österreichische Gewerkschaftsjugend (ÖGJ, an Austrian trade union youth organisation) and Member of the ÖGJ Federal Board

Since 1986: Staff representative at Wiener Verkehrsbetriebe

1988 – 1989 Youth Officer at Austrian Trade Union Federation (Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund, ÖGB)

1988 – 1994 Youth Officer at Union of Municipal Employees

Since 1994: Officer for Workers Protection at Union of Municipal Employees, now called younion _ Die Daseinsgewerkschaft

1999 – 2003 Executive Officer at Union of Municipal Employees

Since 1999: Member of the Federal Board of younion _ Die Daseinsgewerkschaft

Since 2003: Deputy President of younion _ Die Daseinsgewerkschaft, Member of the ÖGB Federal Executive Board and Member of the European Public Service Union (EPSU) Committee Local and Regional Government

Since 2000: Elected Official and, since 2002, Board Member of the Vienna Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer Wien, AK-Wien)

Since April 2006: Executive President of younion _ Die Daseinsgewerkschaft

Since September 2006: President of younion _ Die Daseinsgewerkschaft – region Vienna

 

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