Switzerland - Union calls for shorter hours and more jobs - August 26, 2009

Criticising the tax cuts of recent years, the VPOD/SSP public services union is calling for more jobs to be created in the public sector with shorter working hours and longer holidays for public service employees.

The union argues that working hours in the public sector are longer than most other sectors while annual leave is shorter. It also maintains that increased workloads in the public sector justify an expansion in employment rather than any contraction forced by tax cuts.

The VPOD/SSP is calling above all for an expansion in training for health workers in order to meet the increasing demands for health care in the future.

Switzerland - Union calls for shorter hours and more jobs; at www.epsu.org

Steuergeschenke bezahlen? Nein danke! at www.vpod.ch

Les revendications salariales du SSP at www.vpod.ch


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