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13 April 2022
BNP Paribas signs its European charter on telework
On 06 April, the French banking group, together with the UNI Europa Finance trade union federation, the European Federation of Credit Institution Executives (FEDEC), and the bank’s European Works Council signed a common telework framework for the group’s 22 EU countries operating in the EWC’s scope. The charter provides an opportunity to define teleworking schemes comprising up to 2.5 days of teleworking per week and proposes four compensation packages for the group’s 132,000 employees in Europe.
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10 March 2022
Italy: aerospace, defence and security group, Leonardo introduces hybrid work
In an agreement signed on 08 March by Leonardo management and the FIOM-Cgil, FIM-Cisl and UILM trade unions, more than half of the group’s workers (between 17,000 and 19,000 of the 30,000 staff in Italy), will be allowed to work remotely, on a voluntary basis, for up to between 8 and 10 days per month, depending on the sector and activity.
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2 March 2022
Italy: DHL Express experiments with smart working
A national framework agreement signed on 23 February by DHL Express Italy and the Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl and Uiltrasporti trade unions, sets out a smart working trial period that will start immediately after the national state of emergency ends on 31 March and will run from 01 April to 31 December 2022. From the 9,000 or so working directly or indirectly for DHL Express in Italy, these smart working arrangements will potentially concern around 2,000 (i.e., those whose activity is compatible with remote working,...
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17 February 2022
Germany: the Versicherungskammer insurance group converts to ‘Smart Working’
Germany’s 9th largest insurer has seized the opportunity presented by the Covid-19 pandemic to transform what had previously been a relatively traditional plan, aimed at making its working methods and structures more professional, into a smart working revolution. Katja Gerke, who heads the newly created Department for Organizational Development, answered Planet Labor’s questions on the changes and outlined the ongoing process.
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8 February 2022
France: MGEN insurer extends teleworking to all group employees
On 07 January 2022, MGEN (Mutuelle générale de l’Éducation nationale) the mutual health and social security insurance group for those working in the French Ministry of National Education (including Higher Education, Training and Scientific Research & Innovation, Culture and Sport) adopted a new agreement on telework. Signed unanimously by the representative trade unions (UNSA, CFE-CGC, CFDT, and CGT), this text extends teleworking to all the group’s entities, including the health centres. It...
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27 January 2022
Ireland: Bank of Ireland turning to its ‘remote working hubs’ to make work even more flexible
On 25 January 2022, the Irish bank, which employs roughly 10,000 staff, announced it was opening five additional remote working hubs, bringing the total number of its hybrid offices to 11. Located in small towns or places that make sense for employees in terms of commuting times, these remote working hubs mean employees can avoid travelling to the main offices and they can offer a complementary alternative for teleworking arrangements, a concept particularly backed by the government, which recently created a...
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25 January 2022
France: “Telework is organised on a team basis,” Sophie Balmary, Director of Social Relations at Michelin (interview)
Signed on 02 December 2021 by all the group’s representative trade unions, Michelin’s new telework agreement, which centres on team accountability and team empowerment, promotes a number of flexibility related developments. Sophie Balmary, Director of Social Relations, discusses how the agreement came about, along with the various options for telework organisation, and the change support arrangements that have been put in place.
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19 January 2022
Italy: Michelin’s subsidiary innovates on agile work and the right to disconnect
‘Smart workers’ at Michelin Italy will be able to work remotely for up to 60% of their working time, and will benefit from a strictly organised right to disconnect. In addition, and on a one year trial basis ,all employees at the tyre manufacturer will be able to work without having to log their starting and finishing times. These are the key points of an agreement putting a post-pandemic hybrid work organisation in place that was signed on 07 January 2022 by the management of the French multinational’s...
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13 January 2022
Germany: the Minister of Labour wants to create a right to telework
As the resurgence of Covid-19 and its Omicron variant makes teleworking once again mandatory in Germany for all employees for whom this form of working is possible, Hubertus Heil, German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, has announced his intention to establish this system within everyday working life on a long term basis, by introducing a ‘right to telework.’ For the Social Democrat Minister, it is a question of drawing lessons from the “large-scale teleworking experiment” that the coronavirus crisis...
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16 December 2021
Publicis Groupe offering its employees the opportunity to work up to 6 weeks a year from another country
The French multinational advertising and public relations company is launching its ‘Work Your World’ programme that will give its employees the opportunity to work from any region or country in which the group operates for a period of up to six weeks each year. With the programme Publicis is striving to meet employee expectations in terms of flexibility and to offer them new opportunities for professional and personal development. Available on its internal Marcel platform, this global programme, which opens in...
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