Switzerland - Swissport strike warning withdrawn - January 01, 2017

Workers at Geneva airport stated that they could go on strike with only two hours advance warning after negotiations over pay with airport operator Swissport broke down. Unions say the current pay levels are not sustainable for one of the most expensive cities in the world. The Geneva branch of the Public Service Union (SSP) representing workers at the airport are demanding an increase in salary and renegotiation of the collective agreement. Swissport has rejected the call to increase pay, saying in a statement obtained by news agencies that the current collective agreement is valid until 2019. The company first reacted with sanctions threats towards the strike committee. However, later on a solution was found for ordinary talks.

French: http://www.ssp-vpod.ch/actualites/nouvelles ...  

English: https://worldradio.ch/news/2016/12/05/christmas-travelers-face-strike-action ...   

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