Mitgliedschaft :: Swissmem - Switzerland's Work Place and Think Tank

Added value for your company

Political influence or practice-driven services: Swissmem’s activities begin where individual companies reach their limits. The benefit is yours.

Five reasons to become a member

As a Swissmem member, you are entitled to free legal and technical advice from experienced specialists. You receive exclusive access to specialist professional networks and information from the MEM industries. You also get first-class training packages at preferential prices. And, not least, you help ensure that industry retains a strong political voice in Switzerland.

Free professional advice from specialists

Our specialists offer advice on the following subjects:

 

  • Labour law (applying the collective labour agreement, support during negotiations or disputes with employees and employee representatives, sample contracts and checklists)
  • Business law (contract law, EU technical law, export control regulations)
  • Environmental law (European chemicals legislation)
  • Energy efficiency
  • Country-specific enquiries (initial consultation)
  • Knowledge and technology transfer (finding a university partner, applying for CTI subsidies)

First-class training packages at preferential prices

 

 

  • Management training at the Swissmem Executive Training School (e.g. industrial foreman and project manager certification courses, modular courses for technical sales consultants)
  • A wide range of seminars on specific industry topics (e.g. occupational safety & health protection, basic course for environmental officers, revised EU Machinery Directive, value-added tax, free trade agreements, customs formalities)
  • Price reductions on training materials for basic vocational training in the industry

Involvement in powerful networks

  • Participation and professional dialogue in 24 specialist groups uniting the sub-sectors of the MEM industries
  • Experience-swapping groups (e.g. for communications managers or HR staff)
  • Swissmem committees (e.g. Legal Committee, Environment & Energy Committee, Export Financing Committee, Research Committee, Vocational Training Committee, Training and Development Committee, Joint Committee Against Wage Dumping)

 

 

Representing the industries’ interests vis-à-vis administrative, political and public audiences

The aims of our interest representation programmes are:

 

  • Free access to sale and procurement markets
  • Achieving the best possible conditions for Switzerland as a manufacturing centre (e.g. competitive electricity prices, protecting free movement of persons, targeted and ongoing support for knowledge and technology transfer and a first-rate educational system)

Low-cost compensation fund with professional service

  • An efficient, low-cost compensation fund with low administrative rates

Request your no-obligation membership prospectus now

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