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World Geneva Voters Agree to $25 Minimum Hourly Wage

17:31  27 september  2020
17:31  27 september  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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In May 2014, Switzerland voted against a minimum wage of CHF 22 an hour . At some point voters in the canton of Geneva will get to vote on a similar initiative Similar to the federal vote , which was rejected by 76.3% of Swiss voters , the plan calls for a minimum hourly wage of CHF 23 ($US 23.40).

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(Bloomberg) -- Geneva voted in favor of a minimum hourly wage of 23 francs ($25), the latest effort in Switzerland to ensure people are able to live decently from their salary.

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Nearly 58% of voters in the canton, or state, backed the measure designed to “combat poverty” and “respect human dignity,” according to data published on the government’s website.

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Swiss voters reject $ 25 minimum wage . by Mark Thompson @MarkThompsonCNN May 18, 2014: 7:53 PM ET. Labor unions had campaigned for months to win public backing for a minimum hourly wage of 22 Swiss francs, or nearly $ 25 .

aged 25 to get the National Living Wage - the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under. Example An apprentice aged 22 in the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £4.15. Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they

More than 300,000 people commute from France to work in the Switzerland each day, with the biggest contingent in the Lake Geneva region. The cost of living in Switzerland is high, and cross-border commuters sometimes get blamed for undercutting locals on wages.

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Sunday’s vote comes six years after Switzerland decided against a national minimum wage of 22 francs. The cantons of Neuchatel and Jura also have a legal floor.

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