Geneva police stage 'fine strike' over salary conditions
If you ever wanted to speed through Geneva, litter or jay-walk, this might be the best time: police in the Swiss city have stopped handing out fines in protest against a planned salary cut.
Police union UPCP has called the "fine strike" in the canton of Geneva to protest against a salary reform for public employees, Swiss broadcaster RTS reported.
The union said the shift could slash the average annual salary of a prison guard, for instance, by 7,000 Swiss francs ($7,900, 5,700 euros).
"We won't be had. The strike is being followed 100 percent," said UPCP chief Christian Antonietti.
The previous such strike in 2012 lasted two weeks, according to RTS.
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