thanks for your reply
i am a permanent employee who has always had a salary untill now. i am also in my last month of employment with this place.
i re-read my contract (for the 100th time!) and it actually says sick pay will be paid at a minimum of 80%
there are 2 other forigners in the same job as me, we get the feeling we might be getting duped on the presumption we wont know swiss law... and are willing to challenge it if we find out for sure we are!!
anyone know where to get (free!!) advice in canton bern?