Switzerland -Introduction of minimum pay historical success -June 21, 2013

For the very first time the trade union Unia has succeeded to reach a deal on the introduction of minimum wages in the machinery, electrical equipment and metal industries. In the collective agreement minimum wages are agreed that will protect workers against social dumping. It is estimated that 10 to 20% of the workers will directly profit from the protection of this long-cherished demand. Other improvements include more paternal leave rights and a longer period for mandatory consultation in case of collective dismissal.

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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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