Balancing personal and professional life
The main objective is to improve working conditions and make it easier for people to balance work and life. This measure is aimed in particular at women working atypical hours and
bringing up their children alone, who have difficulties securing childcare and sometimes incur significant costs doing so. This measure is part of ongoing efforts to reduce precarious employment, promote gender equality and reconcile private and professional life.
Two projects have been set up by the Human Resources Department to improve employees’ work-life balance.
- Introduction of a benefit for staff working atypical hours (weekends, public holidays, before 8am and after 6pm), subject to means testing. Delivery of pre-financed vouchers covering up to €5 per hour of care for children 12 and under.
- Telework trial (regular, occasional or exceptional) from 2015.