Switzerland - Unions campaign for legal minimum wage - April 6, 2011

The VPÖD/SSP public service union is working with other unions to win support for a peoples’ intitiative calling for a national minimum wage. The union believes that this is an important step to protect the pay of workers and as a way of undermining the case for privatisation. VPÖD/SSP is currently campaigning with cleaning workers in the Zürich region against plans to privatise the service. The VPÖD/SSP believes that a monthly minimum wage of CHF 4,000 (€ 3,040) would be a major disincentive to privatisation (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 January 2011).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/415
German: http://www.vpod.ch/aktuell/nachrichten/ansicht/article/drg-schulterschluss ...


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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