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Swiss unions campaign to end work place discrimination

National News // May 1, 2018

Today is International Labour Day and unions in Switzerland have launched a campaign to make sure companies pay men and women equally.

www.assistedseniorliving.net Swiss unions campaign to end work place discrimination

A grouping of trade unions, Travail Suisse, have published a list of 28 recommendations. One of the main suggestions is to create a ’blacklist’ of companies that underpay women. Surveys show women earn on average CHF 600 less a month than men.

But the unions say men are also discriminated against. They want to bring in paid paternity leave and make it easier for men to work part-time if they wish.

They also want more protection for workers who are forced to take time off to care for elderly relatives.

Tags: pay, unions, gender

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