Switzerland -Collective agreement in private elderly care -June 06, 2014

The trade union UNIA and the Living At Home Association have negotiated a collective agreement in private care for the elderly in the German-speaking region. The agreement, which covers over 6000 employees, offers higher wages in a fast growing sector.

The trade union UNIA and the Living At Home Association have negotiated a collective agreement in private care for the elderly in the German-speaking region. The agreement, which covers over 6000 employees, offers higher wages in a fast growing sector. The agreement, which furthermore regulates working and rest times, sick pay, training and the establishment of a joint committee to supervise and verify the implementation of the collective agreement, was welcomed by employers and trade unions alike as a means to ensure decent working conditions and combat exploitation by a number of employers whose bad practices continue to make national news. The parties have requested the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) to declare the collective agreement to be generally binding for the whole German-speaking region.

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/new-collective-agreement-secures ...  

 

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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