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Health insurance

The AVR has concluded a new framework agreement with CSS for supplementary health insurance. AVR members benefit from preferential conditions

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.

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.

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.

call Bike to Work 2019

Dragging yourself to the gym after a hard day of work? It doesn’t have to be that way: If you ride your bike to work, you can get your daily dose of fitness while protecting the environment. Do you want to join in? This year in June Roche is once again participating in the Bike to Work health awareness event. Sign up today! Collect your kilometres easily with the new Bike to Work App.

Long service dinner 2019

The AVR paid tribute to Association members who had celebrated their 25th or 40th anniversary with Roche during 2018 by inviting them to a fine Asian meal in the Panorama staff restaurant. As well as enjoying the delicacies on offer, attendees were able to enjoy a trip down Memory Lane to 1978 and 1993.

SRep interview Justine Frank

The AVR site representative elections were held at the end of November 2018. Basel and Kaiseraugst each elected two new site representatives to join the eleven existing Committee members. One of the new faces belongs to Justine Frank. She agreed to give us an interview on behalf of all the new representatives.