Swiss civil servants to clean own offices

Geneva - Civil servants in famously-tidy Switzerland have been ordered to clean their offices and sort their rubbish themselves, officials said Tuesday.

Authorities in the canton of Geneva - the equivalent of a US state - told AFP that the move was part of a cost-saving drive.

File image. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer). Credit: AP

Swiss news agency ATS reported that the measure already affected 800 staff and was set to be expanded.

Civil servants are provided with cleaning materials, officials said, and the self-tidy campaign only affects administrative offices, not schools or medical services. - Sapa-AFP