Switzerland -Second public transport strike averted after successful negotiations -December 04, 2014

A second Geneva transport strike was called off after the trade unions representing employees of the canton's public transport authority reached a deal with management. Drivers and technicians had threatened to walk off the job to protest planned job cuts and an austerity budget.

A second Geneva transport strike was called off after the trade unions representing employees of the canton's public transport authority reached a deal with management. Drivers and technicians had threatened to walk off the job to protest planned job cuts and an austerity budget. The strike could be lifted after management pledged not to go ahead with a reduction of staff. The SEV trade union stated that the agreement reached assures there will be no layoffs related to the level of services between now and 2018 and no reduction in staff for 2015.

English: http://www.thelocal.ch/20141204/second-public-transport-strike-averted-in-geneva  


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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