The membership of Swissmem is open to companies that
- Have their headquarters in Switzerland or in the Principality of Liechtenstein
- Are active in engineering or plant or vehicle construction, in the electric or electronic industry, in medical technology, in metal and synthetics processing and in associated sectors, excluding software development in all sectors
The employeer's association of the Swiss engineering industry (ASM) is the moving force of the overall employment agreement. Members of Swissmem can be connected to the overall employment agreement by means of an additional membership of the ASM.
Membership of Swissmem costs 1.2‰ of the AHV wage total of the preceding year plus a basic contribution of CHF 500.00. The additional membership of ASM is free of charge.
Swissmem has a cost-effective AHV buffer fund; ASM has a strike co-operative insurance association for its members, apart from this.