Better care for leave, better paid part-time work and more time for young and future parents. The management of Safran and all French unions have signed an agreement promoting a "framework of benevolence around parenthood at work", announced Monday the aerospace group, which like many companies in the sector goes beyond legal obligations.
This agreement, initialled by the CFDT, the CFE-CGC, the CGT and Force ouvrière, covers the 45,000 French employees of the engine manufacturer and equipment manufacturer. It is intended to be implemented in all countries where Safran operates, depending on local legislation.
"It's part of a form of attractiveness, but it's not made for that," said Stéphane Dubois, Safran's Senior Vice President, Human and Societal Resources. According to him, it is a question of "Safran employees being able to have working conditions that take into account this important moment that is the arrival of a child".
Longer, better paid leave
Authorizations for paid absences during pregnancy and medically assisted procreation (MAP) are increased to seven days, against three provided for by law, for the second parent.
The agreement also provides for additional specific leave in the event of miscarriage between the 14th and 22nd week, a reduction in working time during pregnancy (one hour per day from the announcement of pregnancy and 20% of weekly working time from the fifth month).
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The agreement provides, inter alia, that maternity, adoption and paternity leave are paid 100% without seniority conditions. Young parents can benefit from 80% part-time work paid at 90% with full salary conditions covered, for a period of two months. The group is 28.5 per cent female.
This agreement is part of a vast project implemented by Safran on societal issues. At the beginning of the year, an agreement on seniors was concluded, ensuring in particular the level of employment and the hiring of the over 50s and their potential retraining within the group. The group also intends to work on pension provision, on gender parity issues or LGBTQIA +, according to Stéphane Dubois.