Switzerland - Renegotiations lead to agreement in construction - February 28, 2017

Trade unions and employers in construction have finally concluded an agreement. However, they could not settle a deal on wage increase. The trade union members will have a final say in March. Over the last years, the negotiations have been complicated with many issues unsolved. In December 2015, the bargaining partners decided to keep the sectoral pension age at 60 years and to prolong the existing collective agreement. In the current round several pending provisions have been dealt with: the promotion to a higher wage scale (after 3 years in service), the joint payment of the contribution for sickness insurance, increased allowances for lunches and the restauration of the financing of the paritarian fund.

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