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Old 16.08.2018, 15:36
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Re: Collective Labor Agreements & Income Inequality

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I think there's a little confusion here, between collective bargaining, normally carried out by a union, and a collective wage agreement. Most large companies will have salary structures, defining levels or grades with set salary ranges, but although these may technically have been accepted by some sort of employee association there's not normally any sort of negotiation involved.

So I can see that the 50% may be correct if you include these, but it's not "collective bargaining" as we might normally define it.
Interesting point. I do not know how formal or involved the negotiation process must be to be included in the "Collective Bargaining Coverage" metric. I'm sure it's more involved than simply a company with a salary structure.
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Good news for Swiss CLA workers again. The 2018 negotiations resulted in an effective wage increase of 0.9% (impacting 480,000 workers) and a minimum wage increase of 0.5% (impacting 1,360,000 workers).

https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/de/home...l.6467603.html

There are about ~3.4 million full-time workers in Switzerland (estimated by the OECD) and 4.5 million if we include part-time. I'm not sure what the BFS announcement is referring too (full time or total). But this would put CLA coverage at between 50% and 40%. This is ~ what the OECD stated: 49% CLA coverage in Switzerland.

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