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Founded in 1957, it is composed of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, the Federal Economic Chamber, the Federal Chamber of Labour, and the Presidents' Conference of the Chambers of Agriculture, each of them sending an equal number of delegates to the assembly.
Decades of "social partnership" have meant that the Austrian Trade Union federation, which claims one and a half million members in a country of only eight million people, has been more concerned about negotiating the terms of these changes than systematically mobilizing workers to oppose them.
It seems that the power of the Austrian Trade Union Federation vis-a-vis its subordinate sectoral trade unions is somewhat overestimated in international studies on wage bargaining and corporatism.
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