Switzerland -Employers implement longer working hours for sake of exports -November 03, 2015

In response to the stronger Swiss franc, making products more expensive in the export market, employers have started increasing work hours. While no overt protests have been organised, employee representatives have expressed concern at the developments. Employers increase standard working hours without increasing salaries to make their products cheaper, effectively constitutes a pay cut in hourly wages.

English: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/11/01/swiss-working-hours-increase …  

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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