Berne, 12 February 2014
Swisscom and the social partners have agreed salary increases for the coming two years. Total salary payouts will rise by 1.2% in 2014 and 1.8% in 2015. The salary increases for employees will be based on their performance and the size of their current salary, although pay rises of at least 0.3% per annum have been laid down for a large majority of the workforce. "This agreement ensures that good performance by employees is rewarded and that salaries grow in line with market developments", says Hans Werner, Swisscom's Head of Group Human Resources. "At the same time, by agreeing increases over two years we are giving our employees a guarantee for the future."
The social partners are also pleased with the negotiated pay rise. "Splitting the increase according to jointly agreed criteria guarantees transparency and a just implementation of the salary agreement", says Giorgio Pardini, the head of the Telecom/IT division of the syndicom union. Robert Métrailler, the branch manager of the transfair employee association, also considers the outcome balanced and in line with expectations.
The pay agreement applies to all the approximately 13,700 employees covered by the Swisscom and Swisscom IT Services collective employment agreement. The pay rises will come into effect on 1 April.