Civilian and military service workers will receive more money next year. Responsible government members Claudia Plakolm and Klaudia Tanner (ÖVP) said that the basic salary will increase from 536.10 euros to 585.10 euros, thus 9.14 percent. In addition, young men receive free climate tickets during their tenure as civil servants.
Defense Minister Tanner emphasized that the regulation is an important and necessary step, considering the tense economic situation and with the aim of making basic military service more attractive. Plakolm, who as Minister of State was responsible, among other things, for community service, saw a welcome sign in the fact that thanking community service workers for their invaluable contribution could be emphasized with a bonus on the account.