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Labour rights Swiss open ILO centenary meeting with call for pay equity and social partnership

Federal Councillor Alain Berset defended the ILO and called for more effort on equal pay in his opening speech at the organisation's 100th meeting.

This content was published on June 10, 2019 3:38 PM

Labour market Motherhood can be a real job risk

One in seven working women in Switzerland has lost their job because she became a mother, according to a new study.

This content was published on June 2, 2019 4:22 PM

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Gender equality Women represented on all top Swiss company boards

For the first time, all of Switzerland’s top 20 companies have at least one woman in the boardroom. The finding by consultancy firm Russell ...

This content was published on May 20, 2019 4:20 PM

Labour market Non-EU graduates struggle with Swiss job access

Complicated rules and immigration laws present obstacles for graduates of Swiss schools from outside the EU or EFTA. Will a legal change help?

Big data Your employer might be watching you. Should you care?

The new wave of workplace data analytics is raising tough questions in Switzerland with its strong culture of trust and privacy.

Mandatory reserves Why Switzerland stockpiles for possible emergencies

Switzerland still stockpiles large quantities of food, medicines and oil. A look at the reasons, and what's kept on reserve.

Workforce statistics Over a third of Swiss jobs are part-time

The number of people working in Switzerland is on the rise., and part-time work is more widespread in Switzerland than the rest of Europe.

This content was published on April 23, 2019 2:56 PM

Swiss father talks about working part-time

Swiss father Stefan Barth shares his experience working part-time to spend more time with his 5-year old daughter Noelia. 

International Women's Day Mothers face double-edged sword in Swiss workplace culture

More women in Switzerland are calling for an end to a stigma on mothers in the workplace that is holding their careers and the country back.

Looking for work More job seekers abroad claim Swiss unemployment benefits

The number of people drawing on Swiss unemployment benefits while searching for a job in the European Union has risen sharply in the last five years.

This content was published on February 24, 2019 12:50 PM

employment problems Older jobless struggle to find work

An estimated 100,000 people in Switzerland are jobless and on welfare. Many of them are over 50. We find out why.

Hyperloop Are super-fast Swiss railway plans gaining momentum?

Businessman and creative whirlwind Elon Musk wants to revolutionise transportation with a super-fast system that sends magnetic passenger pods ...

Podcast Commuting in Switzerland

Too crowded, too expensive, too dirty – critics of the Swiss railways always find something to complain about. But what does the average commuter ...