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Temporary work in Switzerland: working time.

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

Switzerland is the country where the best watches in the world are produced, which is why time management is taken very seriously!

In this article, however, we do not want to tell you how well the time of a Breitling, a Rolex or an Audemars Piguet marks the time, but rather the calculation of working hours.

Temporary work in the aerospace industry is a fair balance between employees and companies involved, it is one of the preferred choices of employees in the Aerospace Industry for its flexibility. Working hours could vary from week to week depending on the company’s project.

In Switzerland, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) agreed on 17 March 2009 and 15 July 2011 is a milestone for temporary recruitment sector.

The Aerospace Industry engaged the temporary work as the best contract for both short and long term projects.

Contracting Agencies in Switzerland must follow the CBA Rules and Regulations:

  • the normal working week is 42 hours, if exceeded are deemed as daily or weekly overtime. The 43rd - 45th working hours are considered to be overtime that is not subject to overtime rates and shall be paid at the normal pay rate or compensated in time off.

  • Working hours over 9.5 hours per day or 45 hours per week shall be paid with a surcharge of 25% on weekdays.

  • Work on Sundays and bank holidays shall be paid with a surcharge of 50%.

  • Temporary night work hours from 23:00 to 06:00 shall be paid with a 25% supplement. This is subject to the provisions of the Swiss Labor Act and its ordinances.

Our agency HumanX, considered by the contractors as the preferred Swiss agency and in possession of federal and cantonal authorizations, operates according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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