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Old 11.02.2009, 12:28
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employers changin our contract, can they do this

I presently work at 100%, ie 170 hours a month.This is what is stipulated on my contract. Now all the staff in our dept have asked for our salaries to be upgraded similar to scales used in organisations similar to us.

Employers now saying that compared to other companies we work less hours, if we want pay rise, they are now looking at changing our hours.ie to work 186 hours a month which equates to an extra 23 days a year. We increase hours therefore increase salary, no increase in hours, no salary increase.This will bring our salaries in line with other companies such as ours.Although this is not being enforced upon us, don't feel its very fair!
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Old 11.02.2009, 12:32
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Re: employers changin our contract, can they do this

The company can do what they want as long as they keep within the legal limits to weekly working hours and so on. They also have to honor the notice period applicable.
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Old 11.02.2009, 13:50
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Re: employers changin our contract, can they do this

...or if you're a Temp worker you have little option but to grind your teeth and be happy you have a job (in the nicest possible way )
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Old 11.02.2009, 13:58
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Re: employers changin our contract, can they do this

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I presently work at 100%, ie 170 hours a month.This is what is stipulated on my contract. Now all the staff in our dept have asked for our salaries to be upgraded similar to scales used in organisations similar to us.

Employers now saying that compared to other companies we work less hours, if we want pay rise, they are now looking at changing our hours.ie to work 186 hours a month which equates to an extra 23 days a year. We increase hours therefore increase salary, no increase in hours, no salary increase.This will bring our salaries in line with other companies such as ours.Although this is not being enforced upon us, don't feel its very fair!
the normal hours per week in CH are 42. If you take 4.33 weeks in a month on average that gives you 182h per month, so close to what your employer asks for. 170h per month is not a 100% job in CH, so obviously you won't get a 100% salary.

The average employee in CH works around 25% more than in Germany, France or Italy. Something one should not forget when comparing those "high" salaries in CH with other countries....
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Old 11.02.2009, 14:26
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Re: employers changin our contract, can they do this

I would just be happy to have a job right now. It may seem tough that other are getting paid more. Chances are that asking for a pay rise in such times my not be such a good idea.
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