(ANSA) – MILAN, MARCH 22 – Nestlé and the food trade unions – Fai-Cisl, Flai-Cgil and Uila-Uil – have signed an agreement establishing the “Nestlé Baby Leave”, a paid leave of 3 months (12 consecutive weeks) that the working father or second caregiver can use on the occasion of the birth of a child or the adoption of a minor.
Overall, the Group will invest over 1 million euros per year for this new measure.
The “Nestlé Baby Leave” can be used by the second caregiver in a single solution within six months of the birth of a child or the adoption of a minor, to ensure that parents have the right time to define a collaboration and support routine. reciprocal. The new leave will have ensured the payment of all salary elements.
The new policy, the Group specifies, is “an important step forward both compared to the ten days currently envisaged by Italian legislation, and to the policies adopted so far by Nestlé itself which, already in 2012 and first in Italy, has introduced two additional weeks of paid leave for the father worker or second caregiver, a measure that will be superseded by Nestlé Baby Leave from next month “.
“Initiatives to support parenting and the removal of gender barriers have always been a priority for Nestlé. These are two inseparable issues as parenting continues to impact on women’s career advancement, making it necessary to rebalance roles and tasks in the family context “commented Giacomo Piantoni, Human Resources Director of the Nestlé Group in Italy.
“The agreement reached, in addition to representing a concrete measure in favor of equal opportunities between men and women in the workplace – affirm Albanese, Palazzoli, Paolella and Tartaglione, for Fai-Cisl, Flai-Cgil and Uila-Uil – outlines a far-sighted social strategy in the belief that the protection and promotion of parenthood is both an opportunity for current generations and an investment for future ones “. (HANDLE).