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The FAU is a grassroots union. That means: The power lies with the members themselves, because we have no functionaries. If you want to become part of a movement from below, you can find more information here and you can also apply for membership.
Workers* in the catering sector are confronted with many problems. The Corona Pandemic has further aggravated the situation. This makes it all the more important for us to organize ourselves in this industry. Here you can find information about your rights and news about our gastronomy campaign.
In our section you will find the labor law situation, news and more about the pandemic.
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.
You don't know what to do on May 1st? Come with the FAU to Solothurn!
Meeting point: 13:30 at the Amthausplatz Solothurn
#drinks and food
#books and brochures
#speeches by the sector syndicates of nursing and catering
After a long ongoing conflict, workers have been fired for unionizing. The Workers stay combative, as the following statement shows.
The year 2020 was a year of crisis, even apart from the pandemic. The crisis had only re-enforced old problems. The injustices of racism, sexism and class were only reinforced. A look back at some of the problems.
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%.