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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

Annual discussion with the CEO

The AVR Executive Committee meets CEO Dr Severin Schwan for a personal discussion at the beginning of every year. At this meeting the AVR has the opportunity to raise its concerns and discuss matters with him directly. This year’s discussion focused on the subjects of reorganisations, the challenges presented by the expiries of patents on former top-selling products, digitalisation, and the procedures for allocating costs. read more

NoMail on Holidays

How can you avoid a flood of emails when you return from your holidays? Alberto Tomatis, Senior Category Manager in Global Procurement and Alessandro Marzano, IT Project Manager Application Services in Global Infrastructure and Solutions, have come up with NoMail on Holidays, an innovative approach to managing absences. read more and watch this video*

Distribution of 2017 commission

At the end of each year, the AVR decides what to do with the commission it receives from health insurer Sympany on its group policy for Roche employees. In 2017 a total of seven charitable organisations received financial support. The AVR presented donation cheques to the beneficiaries in person. read more


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2018 long-service celebrations

The AVR paid tribute to members who completed 25 or 40 years' service with Roche during the past year. As a token of gratitude for their longstanding membership of the association, they were invited to a fine evening meal in the stylish Panorama restaurant. The entertainment programme highlighted key local and global events within Roche and elsewhere in 1977 and 1992. read more

Samba vibes with the AVR

This year’s traditional AVR Party was distinctly samba-themed. Brazilian dancers put on a wonderful show full of sparkling colours and pulsating rhythms, and the party atmosphere in both halls of the La Scala staff restaurant lasted right until the very end. Food and drink were provided by the Tavero AG team in the form of delicious buffet variations. read more

Table Soccer Tournament worldcup 2018

REGISTER NOW! During the football World Cup an inter-site table soccer tournament will take place at Roche’s sites in Basel, Kaiseraugst, Rotkreuz, Grenzach, Penzberg and Mannheim. Registration for teams in Basel/Kaiseraugst can be submitted until 28 February 2018. read more

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