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Österreichische Post AG

Pressemeldung from 21.08.2001

The company cannot follow alleged illegal appointment of civil servants

Österreichische Post AG's management cannot follow alleged illegal appointment of 349 civil servants. 2179 civil servants have been appointed since 1999 according to the same procedure agreed with the Federal Ministry of Finances, all entitled to wages as fixed by agreement with the Ministry. Pending clarification of legal position all payments will now be suspended.

In a letter addressed to Mr. Grasser, Minister of Finances, the company gives an opinion on the matter and proposes to arrange for an expert report clarifying all legal aspects involved. Procedure followed by Österreichische Post AG has definitely nothing to do with structural reform of the company. Transformation of the postal branches network, a unique project, is geared to secure consumer's interests as well as Österreichische Post AG's economic success. According to company management, discrediting for purely political reasons such an important plan avoiding as far as possible forced termination of employment endangers economic performance of company, but also national economy in general.

For further information, please contact

Österreichische Post AG
Business Communication
Press / PR
Mr. Michael Homola
Tel.: +43 (1) 515 51 - 32010