Switzerland -Top 300 earners have almost the equivalent of the rest of the wage earners -December 02, 2015

The 300 wealthiest families and individuals in the country have a net worth of 595 billion francs ($581 million), six billion francs more than in 2014, according to a report by Swiss business magazine Bilanz. The chief economist of the Swiss Trade Union Confederation calculated that the top 300 collectively earned almost as much (95 percent) as all the average wage earners in Switzerland put to together.

English: http://www.thelocal.ch/20151127/wealth-of-300-richest-swiss-rise  

German: http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/story …  

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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