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Membership Employees Switzerland


  • Creating the best possible working conditions
  • Sustain permanent employability
  • Negotiation, implementation and monitoring of collective employment agreements

Attractive services

  • Legal advice and protection
  • Massive reductions for training courses and further education
  • Reduced fees for health insurance and other insurances

Member fee

  • Individual members of all branches incl. members working in the machine industry without solidarity card pay CHF 150.- per year.
    Individual members working in the machine industry with solidarity card pay CHF 260.- per year. After handing in their solidarity card, they will receive a reimbursement of CHF 170.- (refund solidarity card: CHF 60.- and financial contribution: CHF 110.-). Net amount is CHF 150.-.
  • Pensioners pay 60 CHF per year. This fee is only available if the membership has been continued without interruption after retirement.
  • Apprentices/trainees (to 26 years) pay 30 CHF per year.
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Advocate and voice of the employees


Employees Switzerland

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%.