Swiss unions defend public services - national demonstration and strike on 23 September

The Swiss government has proposed cuts in public spending that would deteriorate the quality of services and cut 20.000 jobs. The Swiss unions including EPSU member VPOD are organising a national day of action against these brutal attacks on public service quality. The Swiss unions are also using this to start a campaign to promote high quality public servics.

It is essential to note that the proposals were actually voted down but the government continues to promote them. The well-off will receive major benefits and tax cuts. EPSU has sent a message of solidarity.