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Marlies Glanzer (2018): Arbeitssituation des Almpersonals in Kärnten.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landtechnik, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 99. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Alpine farming is rooted in a long tradition, which provides many services and performs a variety of functions. A close and collegial cooperation between the managers of the alps and the employees is an important factor for life and work quality on the alps. Social conflicts can result in the cancellation of an ongoing season by the employees. The aim of this study was the evaluation of potential conflict between the managers and the employees working and living on the alps as well as developing solutions for optimal cooperation. Therefore, a survey on 12 Carinthian alpine farms with dairy cows was carried out by interviewing the manager and an employee on each alp. The main focus of the interviews was on the conflict indicators such as "staff members". To assess the working situation of alpine employees data was collected on employment, remuneration, working time and the degree of mechanization of the activities as well as the physical and mental strain. Furthermore, the study also assessed the motives for starting work on an alp, the criteria for the selection for an alp, as well as the selection criteria for employees. According to their subjective evaluation, the alpine employees had different durations of work per day. These differences were caused by different activities and mechanization. Employees associated the working areas “milk processing” and “work in the stable” as most physically demanding. Working conditions were the most frequent cause of psychological stress. Optimizing the mechanization can reduce the physical and mental load. The conflict indicators „personality and character“ and „no clear agreements” caused the highest conflict potentials in the alpine employees as well as in the managers. In conclusion, the managers and the alpine employees should make clear arrangements in advance. The communication and the personal contacts between the managers and the alpine employees are also important factors to enhance the cooperation and solve problems.

Beurteilende(r): Quendler Elisabeth

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