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