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ICTswitzerland joins the Board of the Swiss Employers Confederation

ICTswitzerland, the umbrella organisation for the digital economy, has been accepted onto the Board and Executive Committee of the Swiss Employers Confederation. With approximately 210,000 employees in all business sectors and public administration, ICT is the sixth-largest profession in Switzerland. ICTswitzerland Vice-Chairman and National Councillor Franz Grüter will ensure the issues and expertise of the digital economy are represented in the debate on employer policy.

Digitisation is changing the way we work and shaping our daily lives. Requirements for both employers and employees are also being transformed as a result. People are changing jobs more quickly, flexibility is being demanded, and completely new business models emerging, leading to new forms of autonomy and employment. The resulting demands on employment and social security laws must be taken into account.

For ICTswitzerland Vice-Chairman and National Councillor Franz Grüter, it is high time for ICT business owners to join the dialogue. “The ICT sector is the source and driver of the digitalisation of the economy and society. The calls for new employment models, a fast pace, and demand for flexibility are nothing new for us. That’s why it makes sense for us to be involved to a greater degree, in the interests of our industry, but also to fulfil our responsibilities in the debate on employment rights in Switzerland.

Valentin Vogt, President of the Swiss Employers Confederation, congratulated Franz Grüter on his election and said he looked forward to working with a proven expert from the ICT sector. Acting as an umbrella association, the SEC has been the voice of Swiss employees in business, politics and society since 1908.

For more information, contact:

Franz Grüter, Vice-Chairman of ICTswitzerland
Tel. +41 31 311 62 45
contact by email

Andreas Kaelin, Association Manager CEO of ICTswitzerland
Tel. +41 31 311 62 45
contact by email

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