Switzerland -Gourmet workers want improved collective agreement -December 06, 2013

Gate Gourmet workers at Geneva Airport have their pay and working conditions governed since 1997 by a collective agreement negotiated by their trade union, the Public Service Workers Union (SSP). Despite improving profits at Geneva Airport, the company proposed salary cuts and fewer benefits in collective bargaining in 2013. Gate Gourmet skyjacked the bargaining process by summoning workers to one-on-one meetings to press them to sign new contracts. With 86 workers refusing to sign, the company upped the pressure by giving notice of termination effective December 30 with the possibility of re-engagement on new, poorer wages and conditions effective 1 January 2014. In reaction workers went on strike.

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