Law passed in major step towards gender pay equality

Law passed in major step towards gender pay equality

Dec. 5, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Parliament has passed a law which it’s hoped will be a major step against gender pay inequality.
Sexual harassment platform says one in ten calls for help are from men

Sexual harassment platform says one in ten calls for help are from men

July 24, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
Ten per cent of people who contact a Swiss internet site designed to help employees who feel sexually harassed at wor...
Parliament votes in favour of gender boardroom quotas

Parliament votes in favour of gender boardroom quotas

June 15, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Parliament has narrowly voted in favour of gender quotas on boardrooms in large companies.
Average pay rises in Switzerland

Average pay rises in Switzerland

May 15, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
The latest pay survey by the government shows the median salary for a full time job in Switzerland is now at CHF 6,502.
Swiss unions campaign to end work place discrimination

Swiss unions campaign to end work place discrimination

May 1, 2018, 8:04 a.m.
Today is International Labour Day and unions in Switzerland have launched a campaign to make sure companies pay men a...
Switzerland slumps in gender equality index

Switzerland slumps in gender equality index

Nov. 2, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Switzerland has suffered a surprise fall in an international gender equality survey.
Graub√ľnden to make tax forms gender neutral

Graub√ľnden to make tax forms gender neutral

Oct. 26, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
Canton Graubünden is to move with modern thinking and all tax forms from next year will be gender neutral.
Swiss government considers new law to prevent gender specific abortions

Swiss government considers new law to prevent gender specific abortions

Sept. 12, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
The Swiss government is discussing a new law which would prevent doctors telling pregnant women the gender of the foe...
Swiss parliament to decide on equal pay measures

Swiss parliament to decide on equal pay measures

July 6, 2017, 7:10 a.m.
Swiss companies with 50 employees or more may have to carry out a so-called ‘gender wage audit’, detailin...
Swiss president says she will not visit a country that fails to respect women's rights

Swiss president says she will not visit a country that fails to respect women's rights

March 7, 2017, 7:10 a.m.
Swiss president Doris Leuthard says she will not visit any country that doesn’t respect women’s rights an...
Women urged to leave work early

Women urged to leave work early

March 7, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Women are being urged to leave work early tomorrow to highlight the gender pay gap.
Swiss government boost to gender equality

Swiss government boost to gender equality

Nov. 24, 2016, 6:12 a.m.
Plans to impose gender quotas on boards and managements of listed Swiss companies have been endorsed by the governmen...
Not enough women in top management positions

Not enough women in top management positions

Oct. 3, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
The number of women holding company posts in Switzerland is too low, according to a report by Credit Suisse. The rep...
Swiss parliament rejects return to double-barreled surnames

Swiss parliament rejects return to double-barreled surnames

Sept. 28, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
A request from a Vaud woman for a study into the disappearance of the ‘double barrelled' surname has been rejec...
Swiss Burka ban would be a 'pretext to attack Islam'

Swiss Burka ban would be a 'pretext to attack Islam'

Aug. 30, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
The president of the Federal Commission against Racism say an initiative to ban any face-covering headgear in Switzer...
Fewer people behind bars in Switzerland

Fewer people behind bars in Switzerland

Aug. 30, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
Fewer people are serving prison sentences in Switzerland, but there has been an increase in female prisoners and thos...
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