Freedom of Association
As per our Staff Regulations (see Policies), as governed by the Swiss Federal Constitution of 18 April 1999 (Article 28), employees have the right to join together in order to protect their interests, to form associations and to join or not to join such associations. Disputes must wherever possible be resolved through negotiation or mediation. The management of EUROFIMA will always intend to resolve conflicts via communication.
As a result of strict implementation of the Swiss Labor Law which covers all our employees, to this date, no employee has formed or joined unions or associations whose purpose is to defend employees’ interests.
In 2022 EUROFIMA's employees elected an employee representative. The role of the employee representative is to represent employees regarding possible issues and suggestions for improvement related but not limited to benefits, workplace practices, principles, and governance. The employee representative has to be familiar with personnel rules and practices and he or she has to ensure that there is a structure in place where employees’ concerns can be raised and whenever necessary escalated to executive management.