Switzerland unions to boycott talks on easing labour rules
Switzerland's main union federation said on Wednesday it would boycott talks the government has proposed on easing rules on wages and working conditions, a key element in talks on a new treaty with the European Union.
"The SGB (union federation) will not take part in the negotiations planned by (Economy Minister) Johann Schneider-Ammann on the flanking measures," it said in a statement.
Switzerland said last month it had put on hold further talks on future relations with the EU, including labor market rules, until after the summer break.
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