The different roles of the Staff association

The statutory role of the CERN Staff Association is defined in Chapter VII of the Staff Rules and Regulations. The means of the Association to realize its aims are described in Article I.1.3 of the Statutes of the CERN Staff Association. Generally speaking, its aims are “To serve and defend the economic, social, professional and moral interests of its members and all CERN staff“. Usually we deal with professional and social issues (employment conditions, defence of collective or individual rights, promotion of basic research...). But the Association also plays a role of integration (clubs promoting cultural, humanitarian, and sport or offering entertainment, organizing exhibitions and conferences) and it can promote actions to provide its members with material or social advantages (Interfon, commercial offers).

Advantageous commercial offers

In recent years the Association was able to negotiate with business or cultural partners benefits for its members. A full list can be found on our website and is published regularly in Echo. Here we want to mention in particular the benefits of the BCGE Business Partner contract that the Geneva Cantonal Bank (BCGE) offers to members of the Staff Association who open a salary account with them.

The main advantages of our agreement with BCGE:

  • Opening of a new account as well as account maintenance (CHF and / or Eur) free.
  • VISA and Mastercard Maestro free.
  • Transfers between BCGE accounts and to banks in  Switzerland free.
  • Interesting currency exchange rate.
  • Free cash withdrawals with the GOLD credit card in all ATMs (except the Postomats).
  • Advantageous rates for mortgage loans both in Switzerland and in France.


For more information see on the Staff association web site.

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