Public service workers demonstrate in Switzerland

Thursday 23 September saw a wide range of protests, strikes and demonstrations by public service workers around Switzerland.

EPSU affiliate VPOD was one of 17 organisations supporting the day of action protesting at public spending cuts at federal, cantonal and local level.

VPOD said it was delighted with the turnout with several tens of thousands of workers, including nurses, police, teachers and administrative staff, joining local demonstrations.

The unions are calling on public authorities at all levels to increase investment in quality public services rather than implement the planned cutbacks which will undermine services and threaten workers' pay and conditions.

VPOD is committed to work with other public service unions in maintaining this campaign to protect public services.