Orange Group signs 'ground-breaking' gender equality agreement with UNI Global Union addressing discrimination, domestic violence & work-life balance

Author: UNI Global Union, Published on: 22 July 2019

"Orange Group signs groundbreaking global agreement advancing gender equality with protections against discrimination and promoting work-life balance for its 149,000 employees", 17 July 2019

Orange Group has signed a groundbreaking global agreement...with UNI Global Union that strengthens the telecommunications giant’s commitment to gender equality while empowering workers to enforce the agreement’s principles. The pact covers Oranges 149,000 employees plus contractors and subsidiaries.

... the agreement is the first of its kind to recognize that obligations outside of the job, such as the role of primary caregiver, can impede women’s ability to gain employment and to advance in the job...

It squarely places the right to disconnect and access to flexible working solutions as an issue of gender equality...

 ...Another breakthrough of the agreement is enhanced support for victims of domestic violence. The company and union offer up special work time arrangements, relocation, emergency economic support as examples of accommodation....

One key goal of Orange and UNI is to ensure that women have the same access to jobs throughout the organization—not just clustered in lower-paying support and customer care functions. The agreement provides for gender equality in all roles and in career progression as well as equal pay throughout the Orange group...

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