Family-friendly Working-time Models

Family-friendly working hours require framework conditions that support and promote the compatibility of career and family. Migros lobbies for Swiss legislation to take into account the family and social needs of employees. 

As of 1 August 2010, a regulation has been in force under the labour law that, in addition to rotating shifts, also allows a working hour system with night work and day work only without permanently rotating between the two. This takes into account that for family or social reasons it is often not possible or reasonable for many employees, in particular women, to work in a rotating shift system, under which they must also perform night work on a regular basis. At the political level, Migros lobbied hard for this regulation, which takes the needs of employees with children seriously and contributes to the compatibility of career and family.