Sunshine, snow and skulduggeries

Labor dispute in the catering industry in Simmental.
Wage theft, overpriced accommodation and dependencies. Seasonal jobs in the catering industry are always rather tricky, especially for workers not from Switzerland. First the FAU was contacted by a worker, now we are supporting workers in several restaurants in the Simmental.

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Biogen Luterbach: New Jobs with lousy conditions

The working conditions in the cleaning department at Biogen's new production site in Luterbach are miserable. Workers from Enzler Reinigung tell of incorrect hourly billing, low wages, non-compliance with safety regulations and the resulting accidents at work. The situation in Luterbach is so serious that the three organizations Reinigungskollektiv Solothurn, FAU Switzerland and IWW JAM were mandated by the workers to call in the Solothurn Labor Inspectorate.

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May 1 Announcement

Despite the rain, people all over Switzerland took to the streets on Labor Day and voiced their displeasure about inequality. The FAU was present at the militant demonstration in Solothurn as well as in Lucerne.

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May 1st in Solothurn

You don't know what to do on May 1st? Come with the FAU to Solothurn!

Meeting point: 13:30 at the Amthausplatz Solothurn

#protest march


#drinks and food

#books and brochures

#speeches by the sector syndicates of nursing and catering

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Broken Promise: Gastro-Workers wont get full Wage Compensation

Since March, many in the catering industry a.k.a. "Gastro" have been struggling with massive wage losses. Therefore, many of us listened closely when on December 18, the parliament passed 100% short-time compensation for the low wages. The first pay slips now show that the reality is far from it. Hourly wage earners get a maximum of 81%, monthly wage earners a maximum of 92%.


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Demands for the Catering Sector

Since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, the catering industry has also been suffering. Since summer, the situation has become more desperate. The closures may be appropriate to the situation, but without compensation many businesses will not survive the next few months. We, the Workers in the catering sector have to defend ourselves now

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A cooperation of FAU Bern, Gastrakollektiv, IWW JAM and Solnet now also offers telephone advice in connection with the current crisis. With this means we try to actively intervene in the debate. You can find more information about this under:



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The Cuts in the Health Budget had to Backfire one day: Statement of the Health Workers of USI in Italy

The death toll is rising rapidly. The Corona-pandemic hit Italy hard, the health system is collapsing. Also due to the fact, that it was cut to pieces.

Every Year new cuts in personel and equipment, every day more stress and abysmal working conditions. For the Health Workers, the current crisis was a matter of when, not if. The state and regions didn't even bother to prepare, when Sars-CoV-2 hit China and a pandemic was a matter of time.

Read the full statement of the Health Workers of the italian grassroots Union USI here.

[Eine teilweise Übersetzung auf deutsch findet sich hier: ]



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