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Solidarity in the times of Corona

The situation we currently find ourselves in owing to coronavirus is new, unfamiliar, and worrying territory for us all. Business the world over is facing immense challenges, and our company Roche must likewise rise to the occasion. Despite all the difficulties, Roche is supporting all its employees in a way that is second to none.

Coronavirus: Adjustments in the Tavero Restaurants

The AVR in dialogue with the Roche CEO

At their traditional annual meeting, Roche CEO Dr Severin Schwan informed the AVR of the business results for 2019. The AVR was also able to ask questions on subjects such as reorganisations, pricing policy and the coronavirus.

Fit for spring with the AVR and Migros fitness facilities

With immediate effect, all AVR and PVR members and their partners will receive attractive discounts on four different annual subscriptions at Migros fitness facilities. One of these even includes entry to the Aquabasilea world of water and wellness.

AVR helps to secure new partnership leave

As of 2020, fathers of new babies are now entitled to ten weeks’ partnership leave at Roche. The AVR played a key role in the development of this solution.

AVR movie night: «Green Book» – inspired by a true friendship - due to the actual situation, this event has been postponed - a new date will be communicated at a later stage

The AVR invites its members to an exclusive movie night free of charge. The three-Oscar-winning cinema hit "Green Book" starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali will be shown.

Our new partner for insurance with exclusive benefits: Helvetia

The Roche Employees’ Association (AVR) is pleased to introduce you to Helvetia, its new insurance partner. Helvetia, which above all stands for Swissness, is one of the leading Swiss insurers with local agents throughout Switzerland. Their product range covers all areas, from household and motor vehicle insurance policies to private pension plans. Moreover, the Helvetia customer advisors specialize in providing tailor-made consultations for newcomers.

Long service dinner 2020: just like the 1001 nights

The AVR invited all members completing 25 and 40 years' service with Roche to an Eastern-inspired dinner in the Panorama restaurant. Between courses there were nostalgic looks back at the years when they joined, 1994 and 1979.

Agreement at the 2020 salary negotiations

An agreement has once again been reached in this year’s salary negotiations: the AVR and Roche management decided to increase the payroll by 1.15 percent. This is slightly less than last year.

Making sure transformations are socially responsible

Over 20 small or large transformations have taken place at Roche this year or are still underway – more than in any previous year. The AVR is doing everything it can to minimise the impact on those affected.