Higher minimum wages required due to rising inflation

unions on inflation

Apprenticeship graduates should receive a minimum salary of CHF 5,000

Rising costs everywhere – a premium shock will follow in 2023. The Swiss trade union confederation therefore demands higher minimum wages. For both graduates and career changers.


Apprenticeship graduates should earn more in Switzerland. (archive image)

High inflation, rising energy costs and now comes the health insurance premium shock. Although wages are also rising, the Swiss have less and less money to live on. Not enough, as the Swiss Trade Union Confederation (SGB) found.

Rising costs would put pressure on the wallets especially of people from the lower and middle income groups. And that includes more and more as low-wage jobs increase again.

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