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Mobilisation and parliament elections The power and limitations of the women’s strike

Decentralisation was one reason for the unusually strong turnout at the Swiss women's strike on June 14. But what are the weaknesses of this approach?

ageing societies Half a million Swiss jobs vacancies predicted in ten years

Retiring baby-boomers and a shifting job market could mean a shortfall of up to 500,000 workers in Switzerland over the next decade, UBS forecasts.

This content was published on July 11, 2019 12:00 PM

labour market EU immigration not bad for Swiss jobs, says economics ministry

Immigration from the EU remained stable last year and had a minimal impact on Swiss salaries, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs reports.

This content was published on July 1, 2019 11:57 AM

Inside Geneva What will our jobs be like in the future?

At its annual conference this month, the ILO looked to the future at the rapid technological changes which are altering the way we work.

continuing education What careers did Switzerland’s students choose this year?

Around 85,000 young people had to make a decision about which profession to train in this year. A survey reveals big differences between the sexes. 

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. 

equal treatment Huge turnout for women’s strike in Switzerland

Women across Switzerland have taken to the streets on Friday to demand equal treatment and conditions compared with their male counterparts.

This content was published on June 14, 2019 9:39 PM

Stats behind the women's strike Minding the gap between the sexes in Switzerland

Equal rights may be enshrined in the constitution, but from the workplace to the home, inequality between men and women persists.

Feminism Why Swiss women are back on strike today

On June 14, 1991, half a million women in Switzerland joined the first women’s strike. Nearly 30 years later, they’re mobilising again.

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

ILO Geneva conference tackles workplace harassment and future jobs

What will tomorrow’s jobs look like? The centenary conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is seeking to understand that question.