Switzerland - Open letter for equal pay - February 29, 2016

The trade union confederation SGB/USS has written an open letter to the government with an extensive comment on the draft act that aims to settle the equal treatment of men and women. The union criticises the voluntary character of the proposed measures. Companies will have to check their wage system on discriminating aspects, but there are no sanctions in case of breaches. According to the union there should be an obligatory wage analysis in all companies monitored by an independent body. Furthermore, the union says that a law without dissuasive penalties is a legal monstrosity.  

German: http://www.sgb.ch/fileadmin …

French: http://www.uss.ch/fileadmin …       

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