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Call for Muslim Christmas bonus cut sparks outrage in Austria

A trade union linked to the far-right FPO in Austria faces criticism for social media post targeting Christmas bonus for Muslims.

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Call for Muslim Christmas bonus cut sparks outrage in Austria

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In the superheated Austrian presidential election atmosphere a hastily-deleted social media post from an Austrian trade union close to the Freedom Party is causing a stir.

The site’s 14,000 members were asked if Muslims should not receive the Austrian worker’s Christmas bonus. At the time of closing the thread a majority of 600 answering the question were in favour of denying what can be two month’s salary and other perks.

That’s around 2600 euros less to spend on a minimum wage, or more than 5000 on the national average, (2014 figs.).