Employees under collective bargaining agreements will receive pay rises on average of 2.6 per cent this year.This content was published on June 19, 2009 - 10:43
The Federal Statistics Office said on Friday that the increase is the largest since 2004.
Workers at the lowest end of the pay scale will get a boost of 3.2 per cent.
About one-quarter of Switzerland's workforce is under collective bargaining agreements.
Employees in the communications sector will see the largest rise (+3.8 per cent), followed by those working in cultural and sport institutions as well as in the entertainment industry (+3.2 per cent).
swissinfo.ch with agencies
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