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SBB-Meyer earned less than a million in 2018


SBB Chief Executive Andreas Meyer earned less in 2018 than last year. This is evident from the wages report of federal government officials. However, the federal government pays him much more for the provision of occupational pensions.

Degraded passengers are likely to be happy with the news: SBB CEO Andreas Meyer (58) earned 2018 significantly less than last year. In 2017, Meyer, including the bonus, received a salary of over one million francs. Last year it won "only" 987,000 francs.

Meyer is considered to be the highest paid head of a state-run enterprise – since 2010, he has plunged millions of borders regularly. But there were also exceptions – around 2013, when Meyer won 943,000 francs.

For much more pension funds

Obviously, the new Transport Minister Simonetta Sommaruga (59) wants to turn the cut-off into Meyer – he wanted to cut his salary by four per cent, as reported by the media. He obviously has not imposed – at least not yet.

One thing is impressive: Although Meyer's salary has fallen – for which contributions to his pension fund have grown massively. In 2017, the federal government paid 160,000 francs to Meyer's business benefits. In 2018, it was almost 220,000 francs. Thus, the federal government has increased its share of employers from 63 to 69 per cent.

"At first glance, this looks like a buzz-emotion for me," says SP national council Cédric Wermuth (33). He suspects that it is so easy to undermine the paycheck currently being discussed by the Political Committee of the National Council. "It does not work that way," says Wermuth. Now he wants to push the Commission to move forward.

Ruoff must wait

More than a million could end up in the account of former post office manager Susanne Ruoff (61) one day: If she also paid her allowance, her overall earnings for 2018 would amount to 1.1 million francs.

However, the bonus will only be distributed after all bust surveys have been completed. Currently, the Federal Police Service is investigating breaches of the law on benefits to the daughter of the yellow giant. It has not yet been established which business debt Ruoff takes on as a former Managing Director.

"The amount listed is the maximum that could be paid," writes the Federal Council. At present, Ruoff has to settle for a fixed salary of 620,000 francs.

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