Switzerland - Wages under outsourcing pressure - October 31, 2017

In an interesting Blog, the chief economist of the trade union confederation SGB/USS analyses the impact of outsourcing on the wage formation and on direct employment. Although, for instance, the employment data for cleaning services are increasing rapidly, this is not translated into direct labour. If workers were directly employed, instead of engaged under outsourced conditions, their payment would be substantially better. The author refers also to a study that was published in 2016.

The Blog, in German …   The 2016 study, in English …

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