Safe and secure living
Switzerland is an affluent country and its salary levels are correspondingly high. The gross salaries are among the highest in Europe, while the social insurance contributions and taxes are considerably lower than those of, say, Germany. Employees can depend on an outstanding social welfare system, which guarantees financial support for situations ranging from unemployment and accidents at work to retirement.
There is no statutory minimum wage in Switzerland. However, many sectors have a collective employment agreement (Gesamtarbeitsvertrag – GAV) in which minimum wages are laid down.
Maternity & family
Family is important to people in Valais – and not just emotionally. The canton of Valais leads the way in supporting young families and is one of the cantons that pays the highest family allowances…
Tax on three levels
The federal system in Switzerland means that taxes are levied at three levels: municipal, cantonal and federal. A distinction is made between direct…