Switzerland - Thermo Fisher workers fight for their jobs - April 30, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific staff at Écublens maintain strike action in response to the decision by the board of the company in the US to ignore a negotiated agreement with trade union UNIA. Some 130 workers are taking part in the action. The earlier agreement was negotiated with the help of the employment office of the canton of Vaud, and met three demands of the union, namely: UNIA must be recognised as a negotiating partner; the consultation period must be prolonged till the end of May; the company must provide all the elements needed for formulation of counter proposals regarding the site delocalisation, as foreseen by law. The US company board rejected the negotiated agreement and refused to accept any compromise. This lack of dialogue and unfounded decision of the management pushed workers to continue their strike.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/thermo-fisher-workers-fight-for-their-jobs ...  

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