Exclusive Swisscom Natel® Go subscriptions only for AVR members

With immediate effect, members of the Roche Employee Association can benefit from an exclusive NATEL® go offer – even if they are already Swisscom residential customers.

This was bike to work 2019

This year 672 Roche employees in 173 teams took part in the bike to work campaign, pedalling around 146,000 kilometres in total.

CSS information events august 2019

The new offer from the Roche Employees' Association (AVR) for discounted supplementary health insurance with CSS has generated plenty of interest. On average, around 60 Roche employees took part in the six information sessions.

Competition: Why do you support the AVR?

The AVR is looking for testimonials for its new website. Tell us what you most appreciate about the AVR for the chance to win an attractive prize.

Health insurance

The AVR has concluded a new framework agreement with CSS for supplementary health insurance. AVR members benefit from preferential conditions. Persons who one resident abroad and person of AHV retirement age are excluded.

Offsite-Meeting 2019

The AVR adopts agile working methods too. At its offsite meeting at the beginning of June it conducted sprint processes to seek ways of safeguarding the future of the Roche sites in Switzerland, and of protecting jobs. It also discussed the latest figures from HR – and the social side was not forgotten, either.

Retirees’ event 2019: a journey of discovery in Kaiseraugst

The Roche Employees' Association took participants in this year's retirees’ event to the Roche site in Kaiseraugst for a guided tour of the new buildings in the eastern part of the site. Various specialists provided a great deal of fascinating information about the site, and the event was rounded off with music and an excellent lunch.

AVR GM 2019

Restructuring measures at Roche, site representative elections and rising membership numbers at the AVR: these were the main topics at this year’s AVR Annual General Meeting. A common theme throughout the event was provided by the performances of the Arc-en-ciel ensemble, and a highlight was the brilliant presentation by Dr Stephan Feldhaus, Head of Group Communications, entitled “Compromise: an ethical emergency”.

Introduction site representatives

Four new AVR Board members began work at the end of 2018. In the interview below, Vice President of the AVR Gernot Scharf explains how the newcomers are inducted into their Jobs.

Flexible working more attractive

Flexible working enables employees to be more productive, achieve a better balance between their work and private lives and stay at their company for longer. For this reason, the AVR and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) looked into how flexible working is implemented at Roche and where there is still potential for improvement.