SWISS reaches agreement with its ground staff unions

7 December 2006

For the first time since the company’s foundation, SWISS is to grant its ground personnel enhancements to their terms and conditions of employment. The package agreed by SWISS and the GATA-SEV, PUSH, KV Switzerland and VPOD unions that represent the company’s ground personnel offers two additional days of vacation per year and a salary increase of 1.1% from January 1, 2007. It also includes a one-off payment of CHF 1 200, which will be made together with the December salary.

In agreeing on the new package, SWISS and its ground staff unions have brought their latest negotiations to a balanced conclusion which accommodates employees’ needs while still ensuring that SWISS can continue to compete effectively in the fiercely-contested air transport market.