Switzerland - Wage increase and social plan negotiated for postal workers - October 19, 2010

At a special conference of the Swiss Communications Union, Syndicom, postal workers have agreed to a negotiated wage increase of 2.8%. This consists of 1% increase granted to all employees, 0.8% of payroll to be devoted to individual increases, and finally, the Post will pay the entire employee's contribution to the improvement of the Post Office Pension Fund, worth 1% of the wage sum. The wage negotiations have been conducted this year in parallel to negotiations on a broad package of measures to maintain security of employment for all staff in the event of future restructuring. The new social plan that was also approved includes support for job search in-house or external special financial assistance for professional job search, part-time work made available from 58 years of age, and the opportunity to take early retirement from 62. 

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/iportal.nsf/pages/homeEn?OpenDocument&exURL=http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/UNINews.nsf/vwLkpById/ED89351DA06A9CA7C12577C1002F038A?Opendocument

 

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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