How is the FAU Bern structured?
From Syndicate to Federation
FAU Bern operates in Bern and the surrounding area. It currently consists of the General Syndicate, an association of all professions. The aim is to form industry-specific syndicates, which together form a local federation. The formation of social sections (e.g. for the unemployed) is also possible under certain conditions.
Decisions and implementation
Decisions are made in plenary meetings by the grassroots. The decision-making power always lies with the organizational unit that is affected by the matter in question (syndicate, section or site group). To implement the decisions, imperative mandates are given or working groups are formed.
Act locally - organise globally
FAU Bern is currently the only FAU syndicate in Switzerland. If further syndicates were to emerge, this would give the opportunity to coordinate and network fights regionally and nationally. Internationally, FAU Bern is in regular contact with FAU Germany and other anarcho-syndicalist union federations.
Since the 1st of May 2020 FAU Bern is also part of Syndibasa, the Alliance of grassroots Unions in Switzerland