Union mobilises for national demonstration on pay


The vpod/ssp trade union is busy building support for a national demonstration in Bern on 16 September with a key demand for a 5% pay rise. The union highlights recent data on price increases, particularly for energy, while average real pay has fallen for three consecutive years – the first time this has happened for over 70 years. The data also show how the low paid have fared the worse with women forming the majority of this group. Vpod/ssp points out that not only are big private sector employers making large profits but public authorities also have the funds to cover pay rises for their workers, recording surpluses of CHF 2.7 bn (€2.8 bn) in 2021 and CHF 3.5bn (€3.7bn) in 2022.

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