Switzerland -Governmental body signals wage differentials -June 24, 2015

An intensified competition or substitution in certain layers of the labour market can be the consequence of wage differentials.

SECO, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, has resumed the experiences with the recruitment of foreign labour. Although it is formulated in diplomatic terms some conclusions are worthwhile citing. First, the wage differentials between foreign workers that are permanently residing and working in the country and the own nationals are negligible. Secondly, migrants that come in on a temporary contract earn wages that are substantially lower than comparable national workers. The authors of the study conclude that an intensified competition or substitution in certain layers of the labour market can be the consequence.

French: http://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/libre-circulation-des-personnes …  

German: http://www.news.admin.ch/NSBSubscriber …  

http://www.seco.admin.ch/aktuell ...  

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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