Switzerland -Charges against sacked Gourmet workers thrown out by prosecutor -February 10, 2014

Six workers who were fired following union actions at Gate Gourmet on Geneva Airport were cleared by the court against charges brought forward against them by Gourmet management. The workers led a strike action on 14 September 2013 and were subsequently fired. After filing complaints of anti-union practices by Gourmet, its management brought criminal charges of trespass, rioting, verbal abuse, personal injury against the activists to justify their dismissals. On 4 February the prosecutor decided not to proceed with the case for lack of evidence against the workers. While Gourmet has announced it will appeal the decision, the Public Service Workers Union has called on the cantonal government to demand the reinstatement of the workers.

English: http://www.iuf.org/w/?q=node/3131; http://www.iuf.org/w/?q=node/2974 


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