Switzerland - Union and ISS reach agreement and cleaning strike ends - November 19, 2010

On 8 November, the 121-day strike by cleaners employed by ISS at the Geneva Airport ended with a contract settlement between the SSP-VPÖD public services union and ISS Switzerland. All striking workers will return to the job on 1 December. The UNI Global Union contacted ISS management to appeal for intervention in a dispute that was damaging the company’s reputation, and succeeded to bring the parties back to the bargaining table. The Swiss union succeeded in its key demand of improving the salary scale. It was agreed, effective 2012, to increase the new pay scale from ISS’s proposal of CHF 3,800 to 4,510 (€ 3,460) per month at the top step and to increase the entry level pay rate to CHF 3,550 (€ 2,725) per month, CHF 50 more per month than the ISS proposal. The parties also agreed to 2012 wage increases for auxiliary staff who are paid by the hour (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 July-August, September and October 2010).

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/UNINews.nsf …

German and French: http://www.vpod.ch/aktuell/nachrichten/ansicht …

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2010.


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