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Swiss vote on highest minimum wage

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Swiss voters are to decide in a referendum on Sunday whether to bring in the world's highest minimum wage, offering each and every worker at least US$25 an hour. 

A one Swiss franc coin and a one Euro coin are seen on the top of a 100 Swiss franc note in this picture taken on August 17, 2010 in Lausanne

Supporters say the move is justified by sky-high living costs in the Alpine nation, but surveys suggest Switzerland will say "No thanks" to a minimum wage so high it could pass for a mid-management salary elsewhere.

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