Switzerland - Unions against EU deal that ‘undermines wages’ - August 31, 2018

The country’s Federal Council decided in July to consult the cantons and the trade unions on a proposed treaty with the European Union that includes labour reforms. The trade union federation SGB/USS refused to participate in the discussions on easing measures for wages and working conditions as part of the framework negotiations with the EU. The trade union is angry about the mandate that has been given to the economy ministry and fears that the measures to change the free movement of people in accordance with EU regulations will put pressure on wage protections.

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