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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. 

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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. 

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

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.