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Dear learners - welcome!

On behalf of the AVR, I extend a warm welcome to you in the new academic year. We particularly welcome the new first-year apprentices and hope that you have settled in well.

Roche Employee Association Interview with Loredana Dattilo

I meet Loredana in the cafeteria of Building 2. We want to get to know each other better, exchange ideas and are interested in what our first experiences have been like since we were elected to the AVR Site Representative Board. We start our exchange with a delicious coffee on site.

AVR interview with Isabella Freitag

On a beautiful, sunny Monday morning, I met virtually with Isabella, our new AVR trainee representative. Quite curious, I ask Isabella some questions.

Election Results of the AVR General Assembly 2023

Today the 73rd Annual General Assembly of the AVR took place.

Nico Stohler, a new AVR site representative in Basel interviewed by Stefan Fritschi

Nico grew up in Hölstein in the upper part of Basel-Land and also completed the compulsory schooling there. After finishing the compulsory schooling, he did a Matura with a special focus on mathematics in Liestal (Basel-Land).

Roland Fumagalli, the new pensioners' representative, in interview

Born in Basel in 1957, Roland Fumagalli lives with his wife in Basel. Their two children have moved out and are independent. The couple have two grandchildren in the Bernese Oberland.

Jenny Worgull, another new AVR site representative for Basel

Jenny Worgull, born in 1983, grew up near Freiburg and lives with her husband and two cats in Wehr. Living in a house they renovated themselves, she enjoys having her own garden and the proximity to the Black Forest.

Interview with Mimoza Lumani, AVR site representative for Basel

I originally trained as a pharmaceuticals assistant and then studied biotechnology. In 2015, I joined Roche as a training manager. Afterwards, I worked at another part of Roche, the former Basel Biotech, in cleaning validation and then as a business process manager.

Long-Service Dinner

Every year, the AVR traditionally holds a long-service dinner for AVR members celebrating their 25th or 40th service anniversary at the company in the previous year. Unfortunately, the past two years were anything but normal. We would have been delighted to hold the popular event. A great deal of effort went into planning and organisation – each time, to no purpose.