3.2.2. Work/ life balance policy and benefits
BME promotes flexibility and work/life balance for its
permanent and temporary workers through a number of
policies: unpaid and paid leave, working day reduction
for legal guardianship and nursing.
Other work/life balance measures benefitting all em-
ployees include flexible starting and finishing times, 5.5
hour work day on Fridays and eves of holidays, and the
possibility of requesting vacation days at any time and
split over different periods.
BME employees also have social benefits that allow them
to achieve a work/life balance, mainly in the form of fi-
nancial support:
BME also provides all employees with the possibility of
an annual medial check up and has taken out a life insur-
ance policy on all employees with coverage for death by
any cause, accidental death or death in a traffic accident,
permanent and full disability, as well as a health insur-
ance policy, which is complementary to social security
and also covers members of each employee’s family unit.
Employees who are temporarily disabled are entitled to
receive 100% of their full salary, except for travel allow-
ance and food vouchers.
BME Group social benefits
2010
2011
2012
Unpaid leave
23
34
67
Paid leave (*)
688
688
710
Working day reduction for legal guardianship duties
26
21
24
Working day reduction for nursing
11
12
6
BME Group other social benefits
2010
2011
2012
Aid for the physically and mentally disabled and attention to diversity
16
18
21
Grants for children of employees
16
19
36
Nursery vouchers
41
43
40
Assistance for studies for children of employees
395
397
406
Assistance for employees' studies
36
18
39
Baby bonus
33
30
22
Wedding bonus
13
7
12
Interest-free salary advances
95
89
90
(1)
Personal loans
54
50
51
(2)
(*) Paid leave includes the following social benefits: collective agreement days; marriage; birth or adoption of a child; serious illness or death; moving house;
official examinations; medical appointments; and mandatory personal or public duty.
(1) As of 31 December 2012, 299 interest-free salary advances had been processed, benefitting the 90 employees indicated above.
(2) Including the 51 employees applying for personal loans in 2012, 171 employees were benefitting from personal loans granted by the company at 31
December 2012.
54
BME employees
2
3
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