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Switzerland - Unions want salaries to rise - November 30, 2019

To meet the high cost of living and decreasing purchasing power, say trade unions, wages should rise. They also state that people should even receive a 13th month’s salary in order to pay bills including health insurance premiums. The union demand is supported by a study the union conducted with the Bern University of Applied Sciences. According to the results of this study, 12.4% of employees think their wages are too low. This is a substantial increase compared with the 9.4% of three years ago. The study also points towards other areas that need improvement like health protection and job security.

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For more information, please contact Paul de Beer or Oana Ciuca, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) p.t.debeer@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Mehmet Koksal mkoksal@etui.org.
For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu.
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