Switzerland -Austerity and low paid workers -September 20, 2012

The case of Ana B. – a 50-year-old Portuguese woman – illustrates the increasing difficulties that public sector workers face since the beginning of the crisis and demonstrates the effects of the austerity measures on their position. Ana has been living in Switzerland for about six months. She moved there to work as a cleaner and caretaker. But Ana is no ordinary cleaner. She is a secretary at a government agency in the Portuguese city of Porto who took a one- year career break to come to Switzerland for a job that would allow her to pay her bills back home.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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