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Corruption Geneva Airport fires head of security and deputy

Two people, including the head of security at Geneva airport, have been dismissed as part of a corruption case.

This content was published on October 17, 2019 9:32 AM

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Redundancies Swiss accident insurer to cut 170 jobs

Between 2021 and 2027, the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA) plans to cut about 20% of its jobs in the claims management department.

This content was published on September 28, 2019 12:32 PM

In photos Following a steep Alpine cattle descent

The season on the Alpine pastures is drawing to a close. We spent a day with farmhands moving cattle down to lower pastures on a steep mountain track.

Animal protection Switzerland bans shredding of male chicks 

Parliament has voted to outlaw the shredding of living baby chickens considered useless for egg production.

Salary negotiations Unions defy reports of economic downturn 

Switzerland’s main trade unions have called for a 2% salary increase and an additional CHF50 ($50) payment for women in low-paid jobs. 

This content was published on September 6, 2019 3:16 PM

Expat survey Expats in Switzerland report hot scenery and cold locals

Switzerland is the 38th-best country to live as an expat. While this is up six places on last year, the champagne corks aren’t popping yet. 

Coalface The ‘tough and dirty’ business of the last charcoal burners

In the heart of central Switzerland only nine charcoal burners still produce charcoal by hand. Farmer Markus Wicki is one of them.

gender equality Big firms required to publish gender pay gap in 2021

Large companies in Switzerland will have to analyse wages of men and women starting in 2020 and make the audited results available to staff in 2021.

This content was published on August 21, 2019 12:03 PM

Work survey Nine out of ten Swiss are satisfied with their job

The vast majority of Swiss people enjoy going to work. In a survey, 87% said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their job. 

This content was published on August 19, 2019 9:45 AM

mental health Why burnout is such a controversial issue in Switzerland

Burnout is still poorly understood, despite a new classification by world health authorities. How is Switzerland coming to terms with the syndrome?

personal perspective Experiencing a burnout

Anne was a salesperson at a large department store, managing several departments, when she experienced a burnout.