32 hours work – with full pay. This demand from SPO leader Andreas Babler has already received criticism from business. Now his partner, Linz Meyer Luger, is following him. He believes that the discussion is not necessary for economic reasons and that the 32-hour week is completely impracticable.
“The idea of performance needs to be promoted: Anyone who wants to achieve less should do so,” says Luger, who is quoted in “Volksblatt”. But this should also mean: fewer demands on society. . “A united society does not mean working for less but aspiring to have everything.”
Due to demographic changes there is currently an acute shortage of workers in all business sectors. In the Upper Austrian capital alone, a further 12,000 workers will be missing by 2032. “The way forward should clearly be to motivate people to work more and to give preferential tax treatment to those who want to work overtime or work longer,” Luger said in an interview with the newspaper.
Luger has described the relationship with Bubbler as “professional and fair on both sides”. Even though the terms certainly vary. “My idea of social democracy is a centrist party that has as broad influence as possible and is not polarized.”