Union attacks Federal budget cuts

Switzerland Switzerland
The Federal negotiating committee, of which the VPOD public services union is a member, has strongly criticised the proposed Federal budget which will impact on the pay of Federal government workers. The committee has rejected the budget and called for negotiations. One of the main changes is the increased role for performance-related pay in salaries, with union concern that the changes will increased the pay gap in the public sector between the high and low paid and the old and young. The unions are also concerned that pensions changes will hit the lower paid, making it more difficult for them to take early retirement, even when early retirement the result of restructuring rather than personal choice.
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