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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Alleged wage dumping – protest letter from unions to Swiss because of Air Baltic

  • The unions Capers, Aeropers, VPOD, SEV Gata and the commercial union are protesting against the use of Air Baltic aircraft and crew in Swiss.
  • According to the group management’s protest letter, the Swiss took very late steps in planning personnel to prevent bottlenecks in production.
  • He also accused the Swiss airline of wage dumping. So far, the Swiss have not responded.

Jobs are now being outsourced, it is said, after Swiss workers contributed largely during the crisis. This outsourcing was done behind the backs of unions.

Latvian airline Air Baltic will operate a maximum of six planes from the Swiss side in the upcoming winter flight schedule. The unions’ protest letter states that it undermines the cost structure in Switzerland.

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Over the past few weeks and months, social partners have held several talks to defuse the situation. There was never any mention of a friend from abroad. Now the Swiss have made up the facts.

Unions condemned the move

He called on the Swiss to end such wet lease agreements only with partners who had socially acceptable employment conditions and collective labor agreements. Wage cost comparisons should be submitted for all third-party providers.

Trade unions are also calling on the Swiss to significantly improve the employment situation in Switzerland in order to be attractive on the labor market. The Swiss had to revise their decision on the wet lease agreement with Air Baltic. This undermines cooperation between social partners in Swiss aviation.

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The Swiss could not be reached during the night for a statement, but made a promise.

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