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Geneva public workers march to fight pay cut

National News // Oct. 16, 2020

More than 6,000 marched through the centre of Geneva yesterday protesting at the proposed 1% salary cut for cantonal workers.

Many work for the health sector – angry they’re on the front line of the coronavirus fight and have to defend their pay.

Pixabay Geneva public workers march to fight pay cut

The canton says the pay cut is necessary due to budget shortfalls.

Teachers were also highly represented. One told the press they’re there to fight for quality public services – not for their own well-being.

Unions say they’re happy with the turnout and show of solidarity – and are still planning a day of action later in the month to continue the fight.

 

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