Advocate and Voice of the Employees
Today's employees must be high performance sportspeople and allrounders at the same time. They should be flexible, efficient, achievement-oriented, highly qualified, up-to-date concerning their formation, team-oriented, they should have social and organisational skills, and they should be self-dependent, fit, healthy and balanced. It is difficult and arduous indeed to achieve this ideal. Employees Switzerland supports its members so that they become and remain fit for the job market.
Even employees who have always done their job well and correctly can be made redundant or can be bossed. Employees Switzerland fights for their rights and assists them.
Employees have concerns, needs and interests. Employees Switzerland gives voice to them and enforces them.
Employees Switzerland is solely commited to its members. The association is not dependent on employers, trade unions, and other organizations. It is nonreligional and nondenominational.
Employees Switzerland is non-partisan and non-ideological. On the political level, Employees Switzerland fights constructively for good work conditions and provision of the employees. We take an active part in the forming of corporate opinion. We care especially for the middle classes.
Any employee in Switzerland can become a member of Employees Switzerland - without constrictions or obligations. Lean management, efficiency and sustainability are important to us. Employees Switzerland has been awarded the label "NPO Management Excellence" (SQS VMI). Our services are state-of-the-art. We anticipate trends and can thus supply any needs for our members.
Employees Switzerland focuses on growth. It is the strongest employees organization and social partner in the engineering industry and the chemical industry branches. More than 50% of the organized employees there are member of Employees Switzerland. Other branches are being established.
Employees Switzerland is partner in important collective employment agreements, the most important is the one in the engineering industry.
Everything at a moderate price
Our members have the choice of a whole range of services for very little money. Our member fee is unrivalled:
- Ordinary members: 150 CHF per year (pro rata).
- Members working in the engineering industry pay CHF 260 per year (pro rata) but will receive a reimbursement of CHF 170 after they hand in their solidarity card.
- Retired members: 60 CHF per year. This fee is only available if the membership has been continued without interruption after retirement.
- Apprentices / trainees: 30 CHF per year (pro rata).
Facts and Figures
Form of organization: Umbrella association of some 80 employees associations in companies. Delegates from these companies elect the board and the president of Employees Switzerland. A professional office manages and administrates the association.
Cenrtification: NPO Label for Management Excellence from the SQS/VMI organization since 2010.
Year of foundation: 1918 (VSAM, engineering industry), 1993 (VSAC, chemical industry), 2006 affiliated to Swiss Employees.
Number of members: more than 20 000.
Share of members who are organized in the engineering industry: 56%.
Share of members who are organized in the chemical industry: > 50%.