Salary negotiations with ground staff unions

15. December 2004

As agreed on Monday, SWISS and the four unions representing ground staff (GATA-SEV, PUSH, SKV and VPOD) yesterday conducted salary negotiations. The unions demanded that employee purchasing power be retained. SWISS will not consider this demand for economic reasons. The salary negotiations agreed in the Collective Labour Agreement are thus concluded.

However, SWISS is prepared to extend the validity of the current social plan, which would expire on December 31, in line with the existing Collective Labour Agreement, which is valid until March 31, 2005.