Switzerland - Union plans action over childcare workers’ pay and conditions - April 16, 2010

The VPÖD/SSP public services union is considering what action it can take to improve pay and conditions of childcare workers (“Kitas”). The union argues that the responsibilities and physical strains of the job are not properly recognised. VPÖD/SSP has noted the success of the German ver.di union last year in its campaign to win higher pay and improved working conditions for childcare workers; meetings at the end of April in Zürich and Bern will discuss strategy with contributions from colleagues in ver.di.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/363;

German: http://www.vpod.ch/aktuell/nachrichten/ansicht/article/kitas-unsere-arbeit-ist-mehr-wert.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=34&cHash=7c56c8648e


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 atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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