Orange SA signs a unanimous wage agreement in France for 2019

Orange SA and the five representative trade unions CFDT-F3C, CFE-CGC Orange, CGT-FAPT, FO-COM and SUD-PTT unanimously signed a wage agreement for 2019 on 24 April for employees in France.

This agreement determines a comprehensive budget for the different measures, accounting for 3.0 % of wages.

It includes individual pay rises with a guaranteed amount for everybody and is supplemented by an additional rise for lowest wage levels.

A reinforced measure is also provided to improve recognition of employees with regard to their professional development and the evolution of their activities.

Lastly, there are dedicated measures aimed at continuing actions supporting workplace gender equality, with an increased budget, as well as for young people who have joined the company in recent years.

On signing this wage agreement, Valerie Le Boulanger, Executive Director in charge of Human Resources at Orange, remarked: “I am very happy to have reached this wage agreement following intensive discussions with our social partners. We have been able to find the right balance between providing recognition for each Orange SA employee’s contribution to the company and appreciating the value in each person’s skills and professional development.”

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Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2018 and 148,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2019, including 88,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 268 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2019, including 209 million mobile customers and 21million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In December 2019, the Group presented its new "Engage 2025" strategic plan, which, guided by social and environmental accountability, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group will be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging professions.

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