The works council, a body of elected representatives, provided for in the Austrian Labor Constitution Act (Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz) (ArbVG §§33-170) and elected by the employees of IST Austria, is responsible for representing the employees’ interests, collectively and individually, to management.  The most recent elections were held in Dec. 2013 and the seven active members constituted the first IST works council in Jan. 2014.  The council meets twice monthly: once for active members, and once for active and substitute members together.  The responsibilities of the council include:

  • Inform employees of their legal rights and support them in exercising them
  • Work to achieve fair and equal treatment and the best possible working conditions for all employees
  • Negotiate additional benefits for employees such as flexible working time, collective insurance, special conditions for working parents, etc.
  • Improve the decision-making process by providing structured feedback to the management
  • Support employees in all matters that affect their welfare at the institute
  • Organize social events to foster the community spirit on campus and promote a healthy work-life-balance

Members & Contact:

    • Michael Adletzberger, Chair (IT Expert, Campus IT Services)
    • Anne Reversat, Deputy Chair (Postdoc, Sixt Group)
    • Robert Hauschild (Staff Scientist, Bioimaging Facility)
    • Sebastian Novak (PhD Student, Barton Group)
    • Traude Stift, Treasurer (Laboratory Manager, Life Sciences Facility)
    • Hande Acar (PhD Student, Bollback Group)
    • Daniela Klammer(Senior Expert Academic Affairs)

      E-Mail: works-council@remove-this.ist.ac.at

      Wiki: intranet.ist.ac.at/istwiki/index.php/Works_council

      Office: Guesthouse, third floor (I01.03.077)

      For confidential matters, please contact the chair directly:
      ext. 1098; mobile +43 680 3132373;
      michael.adletzberger@remove-this.ist.ac.at