AUF - Aktionsgemeinschaft Unabhängiger und Freiheitlicher
The Aktionsgemeinschaft Unabhängiger und Freiheitlicher (Independents’ and Freedom Party Action Group, or AUF) sees itself as representing the interests of all public sector workers well-disposed to the Freedom Party – regardless of their particular party affiliation. The AUF thus constitutes the Freedom Party platform for staff representatives organised within the Public Service Union (GÖD), which is in turn part of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB). AUF is an association and has its headquarters in Vienna. The association consists of full members, as well as supporting members and honorary members. However, only persons who are employed in the Austrian public service may become full members. Membership is acquired through admission and on the basis of a written application, or a declaration of membership.
The AUF maintains its own provincial organisations in all Austrian provinces. In the past, the “Aktionsgemeinschaft Unabhängiger und Freiheitlicher” achieved great successes, among other things within the Federal Armed Forces Trade Union (Bundesheergewerkschaft), the Police Trade Union (Polizeigewerkschaft) and the Prison Guards Trade Union (Justizwachegewerkschaft), and was able to provide numerous staff representatives. The AUF is also represented in other occupational groups within the public service.