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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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Solidarity contribution of the machine industry (MEM)

Up to CHF 182 refund per year for our members who are subject to the CEA of the MEM industry.


Refund CEA MEM industry
To finance the benefits of the social partnership of the MEM industry CEA, a solidarity contribution of CHF 5 per month is deducted directly from the wages of all employees subject to the EA (Art. 4 MEM CEA).
In return, you will receive a solidarity card from your employer at the beginning of each year. This is valid as a security (original solidarity card) and as proof of your CEA subjection and your monthly payments of the solidarity contribution.
Four steps to get get a refund of up to CHF 182 in 2022
Check your pay slip to find out if the solidarity contribution of CHF 5.- per month has been deducted
At the beginning of the year, make sure you have received your solidarity card
Send your solidarity card 2021 to your employee association or Employees Switzerland
Employees Switzerland will reimburse you up to CHF 182.-- (reimbursement of solidarity contributions from the previous year of CHF 60.-- as well as an allowance of up to CHF 122.-- per year depending on the membership fee).
Please use only the original solidarity card (blue background) that you receive from your employer. Copies are not valid.


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Submit solidarity card to
Employees Switzerland
Martin-Disteli-Strasse 9
P.O. Box 234
4601 Olten
Tel. 044 360 11 11 / e-mail
Further information on the CEA
CEA of the MEM industry