Trade Union of Private Sector Employees

Comprehensive organizational development

With almost 300.000 members the GPA is Austrian’s largest trade union. In a multiannual change process the historically grown organization has been transformed into a professional, modern and financially future-proof advocacy for employees.

ICG has supported GPA during several years. Essential points were:

  • New organizational structures in the area of full-time employees and volunteers
  • Development of powerful regional organizations
  • Setup of professional management structures and instruments
  • Development of HR strategies and implementation of personnel development measures
  • Executive coaching
  • Communication processes for the integration of volunteers and the mobilization of the organization
  • Design of break-through projects for recruitment of members

Today, the GPA Austria’s leading trade union, records a growing number of members and has a professional organization and a professional management. The financial situation has improved severely.