Switzerland - Teachers demand higher wages - June 30, 2017

The teachers' trade union (LCH) has called for a salary scale with regular increases to be enshrined in law. The union argues that the lack of wage guarantees could deter the brightest workers from the profession, and said kindergartens and primary schools - where pay is particularly low - were already suffering from staff shortages. A union survey made clear that an overwhelming majority of teachers rated the salary situation as bad or unsatisfactory. In real terms, teachers' pay has increased by 10.8 percent over the past 25 years.

English: https://www.thelocal.ch/20170627/swiss-teachers-call-for-higher-wages  

Wage development report (in German): https://www.lch.ch/fileadmin/files/documents/Medienmitteilungen …  

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