Switzerland - Trade unions target widening income gap - January 5, 2011

Paul Rechsteiner, president of the Swiss Federation of Trade Unions (SGB/USS), has announced the launch of a trade union initiative for the introduction of minimum wages later in January to protect employees against attempts to undermine salary levels. Switzerland has no statutory minimum salary, though minimum standards exist in most trades and professions. Rechsteiner said his confederation was worried about the continuous loss of purchasing power of the low and average wage earners, and the widening income gap with the rich.

English: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/Trade_unions_target_widening_income_gap ...
via   http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/show_news.pl?country=Switzerland

 

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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