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.

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.

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%.


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