Switzerland -Public sector union sets out pay claim -September 14, 2011

The VPÖD/SSP public service union has said that it wants at least a 2%-3% pay increase for all public sector workers. It is also calling for an increase in public sector employment to ensure and improve the quality of service to citizens. VPÖD/SSP says that public sector employers should acknowledge the substantial savings have been delivered by public sector personnel along with higher productivity and these factors certainly justify an across-the-board increase. The union also emphasizes the fact that the public sector has retained a fairer pay system than in the private sector with better pay on the lower pay scales and without excessive increases for top management, in contrast to the massive pay increases awarded to the bosses of privatized companies.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/437

German: http://www.vpod.ch/aktuell/nachrichten/ansicht/article/lohnforderungen ...


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 2011.

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