Switzerland -Referendum opens door for 24-hours economy -September 14, 2013

A referendum on 22 September 2013 has resulted in a 55.8% backing of the proposal to change the labour laws by opening the possibility for night shopping at petrol stations. As reported in the July/August 2013 Newsletter the trade unions acted against the proposal in a coalition with medical experts and the churches because they see it as a further step in the direction of a 24-hours economy. In their view a minority of 44% no-voters demonstrates that the resistance to further liberalisation of working hours and to an introduction of work at night is strong. The fear is that the door is now open for further liberalisation of working hours in the retail sector.

English: https://www.ch.ch/en/results-vote-22092013/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_referendums,_2013

German: http://www.admin.ch/ch/d ...

https://www.ch.ch/de/resultate-abstimmung-22-september-2013/

http://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/abstimmungen ...

French: http://www.admin.ch/ch/f ...

https://www.ch.ch/fr/resultats-votation-22092013/

http://www.travailsuisse.ch/medias/communiques_de_presse

 

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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