Welcome to the JKU's Works Council!

We represent over 3,000 employees at the JKU to university management in matters of business, social, health and cultural affairs.

We represent all university personnel regardless of whether an employee is part-time or full-time, actively working at the university, or on leave, permanently or temporarily employed, or paid through external funds or through the global budget. We negotiate labor agreements and monitor compliance as well as compliance with corresponding laws. We also submit suggestions to improve working conditions and safety. In addition, we have a say in workplace design and many personnel issues (such as dismissal, transfer, ...). We must be informed by the employer in regards to all matters regarding an employee.

In order to fulfill our duties and responsibilities, we rely on the information that university employees provide us with!

Please Do Not Hesitate to Contact Us ...

... if you have any questions about your job at the university.

All Works Council members are required to maintain confidentiality by law! You can decide whether or not the Works Council may disclose any personal and/or confidential information you have provided.

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Works Council


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
A-4040 Linz / Austria


Hochschulfond Bldg., Ground Floor, Rm. 035-039

Office Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Fri.: 8.00 - 12.00 PM

Term of Office

Elections are held every five years (next general Works Council elections and the next Academic Council election will be in 2025): If you are a part of general employees or academic employees at the University of Linz, you elect the person who represents your interests.

Please take advantage of your right to vote! It is not only important who you elect as a Works Council member, but also how much support the Works Council receives from all employees!

„Our goal is to liaison between employees and university management to best consult and negotiate on behalf of employees and represent their interests.
Works Council Chair for General University Personnel
„We are committed to maintaining and, where necessary, creating a work environment that not only supports creative and efficient work processes, but also advance research and education.“
Works Council Chair
for Academic Personnel at the University