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The Roche Employees' Association (AVR)

  • Representation of all Roche EAV employees (individual contract of employment)
  • Constructive social partnership
  • Support and advice for employees
  • Events and attracitve discounts

Reorganisations: How the AVR is supporting those affected

Many reorganisations are currently underway or planned at Roche and will affect employees in many different business areas. The AVR is attempting to reduce the number of contract terminations and keep as many employees at Roche as possible. Read more

2018 site representative elections: candidates wanted!

Two years have simply flown by! The next elections for AVR site representatives and the pensioners' representative on the AVR Committee will be held in October/November 2018. You should receive written invitations to nominate candidates for the 2019/20 period of office in the next few days. Roche management greatly values active involvement in the AVR. Read more

Off-site Meeting 2018 on the subject of change

The AVR Committee retreated to Rigi Kaltbad for its annual off-site meeting at the end of June. One focal point of this three-day programme was the exchange of information and discussion of topics regarding the future of Roche, and so HR Management from Basel and Rotkreuz were invited to participate on the second day. In addition, participants discussed internal AVR matters, such as choosing a new core message. The third day was then dedicated to communication training. Read more

Newsletter change: New communication manager

The journalist Sabine Knosala is now responsible for the AVR Newsletter. She introduces herself to the Newsletter readers in the following text. Read more


AVR Come-together PartyNov 29th, 2018, 5:00 pmBldg 67
AVR General Assembly               March 28th, 2019 / 4:00pm           Bldg 1 Auditorium

Bike-to-work 2018: we pedalled around the earth five times!

Exercise, team spirit and fun – it's Bike-to-work 2018! 850 employees in 218 teams from Basel/Kaiseraugst/Reinach got stuck into the campaign with gusto. Read more

Table Football Championships: "Töggeli-Sieche" and "1. FC Eingelocht"

It wasn’t just Russia that held a football World Cup this year. Here in Switzerland, Roche held its own tournament – even if it was on a smaller pitch. Read more

AVR partner event: Fascinating vintage cars and a pinch of humour

Once a year, the AVR invites its business partners to a barbecue. This year's event took place at the beginning of September at Pantheon Basel. Guests heard some exciting facts about the vintage vehicles at this museum. Afterwards, they settled down to delicious food and a good laugh. Read more

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