Switzerland - Protecting migrant labour’s pay - August 31, 2018

Trade union Unia published a brochure that describes the trade union’s migration and labour market policy from the beginning to the present day. It combines historical facts and political analysis. The quota policy of the past led to the inhumane exploitation of immigrant workers and widespread wage dumping. Therefore, the unions have always backed up the free movement of persons. In addition to the free movement of persons, the country’s flanking measures serve to protect wages and working conditions. However, only where minimum wages exist the workers’ pay can be protected. That is why, above all, more collective agreements with minimum wages are needed to ensure that such wages apply in all sectors.

The report: in German…  in French…

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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