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City of Winterthur makes the staff a Christmas gift

After years of zero rounds to the Winterthur city Council to grant to the staff, once again, a wage increase. This will give it to 2019 – however, much less generous than planned. The city Council has reduced the amount on Monday in the budget debate to one Million francs, in spite of a Surplus of 15 million Swiss francs.

The city Council was planning in the coming year, about three million Swiss francs for the wage measures. In addition to the rotation gain, which arises mainly due to retirements of older, and therefore more expensive employees, he wanted to grant a further 1.5 million.

staff representatives had referred to this amount as "puny" and "lousy" - but now there is not even that. Because the majority of the Parliament to citizens and saving willing.

It is decided by a close 29 to 28 votes, decided to reduce this salary increase to one Million francs. In total, there are only two instead of three million. The reduction in the request came from the FDP. The SVP wanted to start swiping even 1.5 million, but the FDP. They justified their reduction request on the ground that the wage development in the Rest of Switzerland is stagnating. Because wage increases were not appropriate in Winterthur.

"slap in the face for the employee"

For mayor Michael Künzle (CVP), it was "a slap in the face for employees". In the past six years, there have been four Times. And now brief the Council on the proposed measure together and talk at the same time about tax cuts.

a quarter-App, with the help of the live in the Quarters would have to be funded has been Deleted in the same session. Were saved with this request, the SVP 50'000 Swiss francs.

will be Omitted in addition to the Expansion of the Secretariat in the Department of Finance. Be saved with this FDP application of 35'000 Swiss francs. The Bourgeois criticize that, in General, to be spent after years of austerity programs a lot of a lot of money going to, for example, with additional staff. The "Jojo"-policy.

The Budget in 2019 will be improved with the savings of over a Million to a Minus of 38 million Swiss francs. However, the finances look on paper, bad. Actually, the city now expects a Plus of around 16 million Swiss francs.

However, a financial default of the Canton, which is applied in this year for the first time, changed the Numbers completely. Overnight, the equity capital rose by almost 55 million. This is to be expected in the Budget with a Minus. This new rule reaped in numerous municipalities of criticism, so that the member of the Parliament discussed again about its abolition.

Controversial help for Status F

The budget consultation will be continued for reasons of time, on the next Monday. Then it is also probably the most controversial-saving request: support for provisionally admitted, therefore, rejected asylum seekers with a Status of F.

This support Zurich's Voters in the last year at the Canton level. The Winterthur city Council wants to support these people nevertheless, with three million francs, much to the Displeasure of the SVP and the FDP, the see and ignores the Voters ' wishes.

At the next session of the tax is defined by foot for the year 2019. The city Council wants him to remain at 122 percent. The SVP wants him to cut, as almost every year – by two percentage points. Green and AL want to raise him – like almost every year – by two points. Both are likely to have little Chance. (fal/sda)

Created: 10.12.2018, at 22:55

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