Collective Employment Agreement
Optimal working conditions
In Switzerland, the employment of about one million people is improved to do Collective Employment Agreements. They contain better working conditions that go further than provided by the law or individual employment contracts. The regulations of the Collective Employment Agreements are obligatory for the employer. These regulations are compulsory and can only be amended to the benefit of the employee.
Collective Employment Agreements promote participation. The cooperation between the management and the representatives is defined. Representatives are legitimized to negotiate with the management for all the company’s employees.
Collective Employment Agreements strengthen social peace. They define the conflict resolution procedure. Conflicts should not be solved by strike but by previously agreed-upon procedures, reinforcing peaceful labour relations and economic prosperity in Switzerland.
Employees Switzerland is a strong social partner and an important party to several agreements. We are a social partner in the metal industry (Swissmem) as well as in the temporary employment business. The Employees benefit from the Collective Employment Agreements as a result of our involvement.
The Collective Employment Agreement of the Engineering Industry
As largest trade association we are the employers’ most important partner.
The CEA of the Engineering, Electrical and Metal Industries covers all employees working in a company affiliated with Swissmem. The advantages: 40 hour-week; generous holiday plan; two weeks of paternity leave; in-company participation; advancement of job security; redundancy scheme; training and further education; modern maternity leave plan; continued pay in case of illness or accident.
More details: www.sozialpartner.ch.
Collective Employment Agreement for persons working in the temporary employment business
More details: www.tempservice.ch.