Switzerland - UN staff on strike - February 28, 2018

In one of the busiest weeks of the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva employees planned a half day strike. It is still unclear how many of the 9,500 employees participated in the strike. UN staff are protesting recent pay cuts of 3.5 percent that will swell to 5 percent in June 2018. Staff of other UN quarters around the world are also faced with pay cuts. Since president Trump is in office Washington demands significant bell tightening as threatened deep budget cuts to many UN agencies. The strike was declared to be the first day of action that will be followed by others.

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