Military service civil protection civil service

Military service / civil protection/ civil service

During the course of the mandatory periods of military service, civil service or civil protection, workers shall be entitled to be paid an indemnity equal to 80% of their salary subject to AVS, according to their usual number of hours worked as defined by the Bernese scale, i.e.:

Years of service

Duration of right to salary

During the first year

3 weeks

During the 2nd year

1 month

During the 3rd and 4th years

2 months

From the 5th year until the end of the 9th year

3 months

From the 10th year to the 14th year

4 months

From the 15th to the 19th year

5 months

From the 20th to the 24th year

6 months

From the 2nd to the end of the 29th year

7 months

and so on



This indemnity shall be paid provided that an uninterrupted 3-month employment relationship has preceded or a work contract exceeding a 3-month period has been concluded. During the period in question, the federal indemnity APG (an allowance forloss of earnings) shall apply to the employer.

In all other cases, workers shall recei-ve an indemnity from APG (the federal compensation scheme) without any supplement.

Regardless, payment shall only be made in favour of the workers in question provided that their compensation card has been duly filled in, signed and forwarded to the employer.