28. September: National Action Day for Collective Bargaining Agreement in Switzerland

On Tuesday 28. September, Comedia - the Swiss media union - calls all journalists and media workers in Switzerland to participate in a national-wide action day for the immediate renewal of their Collective Bargaining Agreement (Gesamtarbeitsvertrag, GAV, as it is called in Switzerland). Particular actions are organized at different media enterprises in Zürich, Basel and Bern. Furthermore an appeal will be launched to mobilize for the immediate reopening of negotiations with the editors' association.

At its recent congress on 16. September 04 in Lausanne the Swiss editors decided not to continue with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Press in Switzerland. In the meantime they offered a "modern version of GAV" without any regulations on salaries what is considered to be an affront against all journalists and media workers, according to comedia.

Comedia is asking all partner unions of the EFJ to express their solidarity with the struggle of their Swiss colleagues and to send solidarity messages to presse@comedia.ch.

More information on our struggle is available on our website