Non-Swiss Employees

Unia is the largest organisation for workers without Swiss citizenship. Unia campaigns for equal opportunities, rights of participation and residence security for its non-Swiss members - at the political level, in the working world and in society in general.


Special rules apply to non-Swiss employees in some industries. Legislation governing employment, residence rightsand social security may vary from canton to canton. On this page you will find a list of links with detailed information in English. If you have any questions or need further clarification, you can contact the cantonal authorities (enter postal code) or your local Unia office. Get in touch with us – we’ll be happy to help!

Further education

More than 50% of Unia members do not have a Swiss passport. Unia offers its migrant members language courses and further education courses tailored to their individual needs.