Switzerland -Petition for higher minimum wage forces government vote -October 07, 2013

Over 120,000 people have signed a petition for a monthly minimum wage of CHF 2,500 (€2000). At its passing of the threshold of 100,000 signatures, the petition became subject to a popular vote. The minimum wage petition is an initiative of the same platform that lobbied for a vote on capping executive pay at the maximum of twelve times the lowest paid salary member, which will be voted on 24 November.

English: http://www.staffingindustry.com/eng/Research-Publications/Daily-News/Switzerland ...  

Focus on running Swiss people’s initiatives, an article by Hans Baumann:

http://www.clr-news.org/CLR-News/CLR%20News%203-2013.pdf

 

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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