Switzerland - Geneva against wage dumping - February 29, 2016

Trade union Unia has successfully put pressure on the City of Geneva to take action against wage dumping and to go beyond the requirements of federal law. Situated on the border, Geneva is particularly vulnerable to wage dumping, and the pressure is aggravated by the city’s high rate of unemployment. The new regulation introduces strict subcontracting rules. The main enterprise will be responsible for the wage and social insurance payments of all subcontractors. The latter will themselves not be allowed to subcontract and there will be tough penalties for fraudsters. A social fund is established to pay the wages of aggrieved workers should those wages no longer be guaranteed by the principal company.

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