Switzerland -Geneva hospital staff continues strike -November 25, 2011

On 24 November, the laboratory and cleaning staff at Geneva University Hospital (HUG) decided to continue their strike, when on 23 November the government of the Geneva canton refused to hear the strikers after breaking off negotiations a week earlier. Support for the strike is widening; 83 doctors and laboratory leaders at HUG signed a petition in favour of the strikers, asking the cantonal government to return to the negotiation table. The strike started on 20 October, with employees demanding for a reevaluation of their jobs, for which they were already waiting for 10 years. At the beginning of November they rejected an offer that would only have provided a salary upgrade for 430 of the 1,117 employed.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/446

German: http://www.vpod.ch/aktuell/nachrichten/ansicht/article/streik-am-genfer-unispital ...
http://www.vpod.ch/aktuell/nachrichten/ansicht/article/streik-in-genf-laborantinnen-wehren-sich ...

 

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. or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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