On the 14. June it will be in the post offices and offices, the factories and the editors of Switzerland, quiet. Between 11 and 12 o'clock as well as between 15: 30 and 17 o'clock to strike. Several hundred thousand of the country are expected to be far in the women's strike. It is the trade unions and women's organisations to protest against wage inequality, discrimination, sexual harassment, or the unequal distribution of Care work.
This also applies to the holdings of the city of Zurich, in which approximately 15’000 women work. Now, the city employees will receive a tailwind from the city Council. In a Letter he stresses that employees should be allowed to take part in the women's strike, "in this respect, the operation still can be maintained".
He also points to the human resources Department to ensure that the wishes of the employees, on strike to participate, is to be met. This, in turn, if no operational reasons to do so. This is a reply to a written question by Monika bärtsch man and Katharina Prelicz-Huber (both Green) from the beginning of January.
The city Council recognises in the Letter: "The salary and pension equality is not yet assured, the majority of the care and nursing services (...) is done by women, women continue to suffer (...) violence."
No paid working time
In the request from the beginning of the year asked the municipal councillors to the city Council to answer three questions: Whether he intended to allow city workers the day of the strike. To strike whether or not the supervisor of the service departments would encourage their employees. And whether the strike period as paid working time could be credited.
the last two questions of the city Council answered in the negative. An active Information to the women's strike on the part of the city to the employees was not provided. He justified this decision on the fact that this is also true for other demonstrations. Similarly, the strike should be counted as working time. This was offset in each case by unpaid leave, compensation for Overtime or holidays. The reason for that is the lack of legal basis. "There is no provision for a special scheme for the women's day of the strike."
"The women need, in principle, no authorization for a strike," says local councillor Prelicz-Huber. You are welcome, however, is that you will be placed on the part of the city, no obstacles in the way. The response of the city Council, they mainly rated positively. Prelicz-Huber assumes that the city will be the strike participants to "Goodwill," as far as the paid free time during the two and half hour strike. "Would that not be a sign that it recognizes the structural inequality between a man and a woman, also if this relates to the employees of the city directly."
A legal grey zone
in General, the strike is in Switzerland, right. However, this is subject to conditions. One of them is that the contents of the strikes may only contain legal, and no political demands. The woman's strike includes a wide variety of claims. Because of the legal equality but to the Central and employment law claims in General, prevail, supporters of the strike as justified.
the city of Zurich and the employers ' Association takes the stance that the demonstrations for social issues were not accountable, and in the leisure module. It is the healthy people case mind, in the "observer". In an interview with the employee solutions could be found.
solutions of the city Council of the city employees. The strikes should be planned in consultation with the supervisor at an early stage, so that work could be adapted to the plans. (Tages-Anzeiger)
Created: 02.04.2019, 10:55 PM