Switzerland - Unions demand correction in proposed minimum wages for post workers - November 30, 2018

Trade unions state that the proposed minimum wage of 18.27 Swiss francs for employees in postal logistics is "scandalous". Swiss Trade Union Confederation (SGB) and the logistics trade union alliance Fairlog demand a minimum wage of at least CHF 20 per hour from PostCom. The unions state that the proposed low minimum wage is in clear contradiction to the principle of the state minimum wage policy, according to which the wage must be a living wage. PostCom thus opened the door to wage dumping in delivery services, according to the statement of the unions. Furthermore a minimum wage of 18.27 francs would indirectly also increase the wage pressure on the retail trade.

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