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The protection of Wages-discussion flares up anew

Yes, but: This answer has received the Minister of foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis in all expressions, since he has opened the consultation on the institutiona

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The protection of Wages-discussion flares up anew

Yes, but: This answer has received the Minister of foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis in all expressions, since he has opened the consultation on the institutional agreement between Switzerland and the EU. Today, this process ends with a discussion of the economic Commission of the national Council. Up in the summer, the Federal Council will decide on the further course of action.

the President of The cantonal economic policy Directors, the Basel SP-member of the cantonal government Christoph Brutschin, is now calling for progress in the dispute over the protection of Wages. "For the economy as Directors of the receipt of the Bilateral clear priority," says Brutschin. "This means that we must complete in the short or long-an institutional agreement." The trade unions reject the draft contract, because of this limiting the present accompanying measures, and the influence of the European court of justice. "The economy's Directors, it is a concern that the framework agreement is not just talking bad," replies Brutschin.

Conservative government

The EU has demanded that Switzerland two relevant EU-directives. So this would, according to the Brutschin enough ways to prevent wage dumping. In the agreement, only a prior notification period of a maximum of four working days, a reduced Deposit requirement and a duty of Documentation for the self-employed are mentioned. However, the enforcement Directive does not allow measures "for additional management and control", provided that the existing be sufficient. "Switzerland has with the EU directives and the scope for greater protection of Wages, as suggested by the EU", says Christoph Brutschin. "But, of course, needs to reach agreement with the unions that the issue with the EU officially can be spoken about."

To reach similar conclusions, the European law Astrid Epiney and Lena hehemann from the University of Freiburg activists. The agreement is likely to restrict "the scope of Switzerland in relation to measures for the protection of wage and working conditions less far than it at first sight appears", write in an essay that appeared in the beginning of April, in the publication "Jusletter".

Specifically, the authors call for a commitment by company to the regulatory authorities documents and to designate a contact person, the controls are simplified. Switzerland, too, would be free to organize and wage controls as before, with the participation of the cantons, employers and trade unions. Also, you can take further measures, if this is expedient for the ratio to be moderate, and non-discriminatory. The protection of Wages going to the European court of justice, however, grant this tends to be more freedom. Thus, the Europe-based law, the reasoning of the Federal Council activists in the explanatory notes to the draft Agreement.

The "Switzerland of space for more protection of Wages, as suggested by the EU."Christoph Brutschin,
President of the cantonal
economy Directors

the Extent to which the level of protection with the EU would remain compatible measures are maintained, however, is hotly debated. Even the economy Directors demand additional explanations from the state government. The members of the Guy Parmelin, and Karin Keller-Sutter have received in March the order to lead with the social partners. Official Meetings have taken place, but on both sides it means that you trade on a regular basis. The two Federal councillors are not to give your conversations a too official and binding coat of paint. Proceed rather gently, after it came out last summer to an uproar, as the unions had an invitation of the then Federal Council Johann Schneider-Ammann had discussions on accompanying measures.

request reject

Currently, there is nothing to suggest that the workers ' organisations of their negative Position to the institutional agreements soften. "There is no short-term compromise solution to the problems with the lack of protection of Wages in the institutional agreement," said SP national councillor Corrado Pardini. The trade unionists is rather, today, in the economic Commission the request that they "send the result of the negotiations as insufficiently to the Federal Council in order that he may act along its red lines to track and improve".

Pardini welcomes, however, that the FDP Federal councillor Keller-Sutter in the Europe-Dossier sets new accents: "It has filled me with the satisfaction that you are fighting the termination of the initiative, the SVP has priority over the institutional agreement." The vote will take place no earlier than next year. An acceptance would mean the end of free movement of persons and of the Bilateral agreements I, the institutional agreement would be obsolete. According to Keller-Sutter of the vote to win only with the help of the trade unions, which is why she wants to revive the old European political Alliance. This is not to say, first of all, the protection of Wages of forcing the issue, but to gain time.

it's fitting that the state government on Wednesday on the status of the consultations is to inform, but no decisions will be cases. Only at the end of may, the written consultation is likely to be in the report, after the European elections and especially after the vote on the arms act, at the time of the Schengen membership of Switzerland.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.04.2019, 23:07 PM

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