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About us

Focused on staff and strong in negotiations

The NAV works pragmatically and objectively on behalf of the rights and interests of its members and provides advice on issues in the workplace. We are a constructive and reliable social partner and have a solution-oriented approach. The NAV supports and promotes the codetermination rights of Novartis employees by entering into appropriate agreements. The NAV's capability and expertise place it in a strong negotiating position.

The NAV has the legal form of an association, which ensures the sustainability of the NAV and the balanced services it provides to its members.


The Novartis Employees' Association:

  • is open to all employees in all divisions of Novartis in Switzerland

  • represents the labor policy and economic interests of its members and of all Novartis employees in general vis-à-vis the Novartis Management and external parties

  • supports and promotes the cooperation rights of Novartis employees by concluding appropriate agreements and nominating suitable candidates for the various committees and councils

  • informs via internet by its own homepage ( and the company independent magazine "insights"

  • offers very attractive services and benefits for its members

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