Switzerland - Transport workers win concessions - June 2, 2011

Bus and tram workers in Zürich have taken industrial action to try to secure a collective agreement and protect paid breaks. The workers, members of the VPÖD/SSP public service union, took the action in order to get a canton-wide (regional) collective agreement that would provide better protection for workers in the face of future liberalisation of the sector. Following a commitment from the employers to negotiate an agreement and improve industrial relations, the union has suspended the action but a strike committee will closely monitor progress with the negotiations.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/425

German: http://www.vpod.ch/aktuell/nachrichten/ansicht/article/kampfaktion-wirkt ...

French: http://www.ssp-vpod.ch/actualites/nouvelles.html


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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