In June, the Swiss Federal parliament agreed to raise the retirement age of women to 65 from 64. This is in a country where an 8% wage gap exists between men and women with equal qualifications, and the latter receive one-third less the retirement benefits that their male counterparts get
The Basel Court of Appeal in Switzerland reduced the sentence given to the rapist by a lower court, suggesting that the victim “shared the responsibility” of the rape. The verdict has outraged feminists and other progressive sections across the country
The newspaper Le Temps revealed incidents of bullying and harassment at Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), over the course of many years. Amid protests by feminist groups, inquiries are being conducted
Protests were organized across Switzerland by health workers with the support of trade unions and progressive political groups. The protesters demanded pay rise, bonus, safer working conditions and more recruitment
The Geneva Trade Union Action Community and left parties launched a popular initiative earlier this year calling for a minimum wage of 23 Swiss francs (25.26 USD) an hour
Franklin Frederick inspects the motives behind Nestlés move to sell bottled water brands in North America and the company’s track record of environmental violations
The Swiss Party of Labor (PST-POP) has initiated a campaign to institute a Corona Solidarity Tax to help people in distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Swiss Communist Party has sought a parliamentary initiative to legally prohibit layoffs during this period of crisis
The Swiss parliament ratified a Free Trade Agreement between the European Free Trade Association and Indonesia on December 20 last year, allegedly without addressing the environmental concerns regarding Indonesian palm oil production
The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) summit is a gathering of the world’s richest and most powerful elites at a Swiss alpine resort, with the aim to further the tentacles of global capital and protect the interests of the rich.
The major objective of the campaign being run by the communist youth group, Jeunes PoP, is to tackle climate change by reducing emissions from private transport
Interview with Alexander Eniline, member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Party of Labour and the Chairman of Geneva’s cantonal organisation.
The condition of women in Swiss workplaces is substandard compared to its neighboring European states as a wage gap of 8% persists between men and women with equal qualifications.