Switzerland -Transparency in pay demanded -May 02, 2013

The issue of fair pay has been at the centre of discussions for some time. But employers are opposed to demands by the political left, trade unions and scientists for salary transparency. The trade union confederation commissioned an interactive computer application from the Employment Observatory of Geneva University. The online salary calculator, launched eight years ago, tries to determine the average salary for specific types of skilled labour in about 70 economic branches in the private sector, broken down into separate regions. It serves two purposes: employees can compare their own salary with others offered on the market. It also allows employers to check their competitive edge when it comes to pay systems.

English: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/Wage_calculators_help_fight ...

French: http://www.lohn-sgb.ch/index.F.html

German: http://www.lohn-sgb.ch/index.D.html

Italian: http://www.lohn-sgb.ch/index.I.html


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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