vendredi 13 janvier 2012

Oracle Women Fair Treatment - The French way

Following the European Directive on Equal Treatment between Men and Women, the CFDT Labor union is proud to announce an agreement with Management on automatic salary reviews for women below their male counterparts.
In the end of the comparisons, 40% of women had a salary increase between 30 and 350 Euros per month.

A detailled summary has been published (in French !) regarding the annoucement.

The comparison was based on the mean men base salary for each internal job code
(grading and Lob).
We also agreed to implement a salary supplement for men taking a new born leave.

Working Conditions will also be considered in the coming year (work and live balance...).

dimanche 8 janvier 2012

Which Future for the Oracle EWC ?

The meeting planned in Barcelona with the EMEA HR Management and the Oracle European Works Council Steering Committee, should give some lights about the way employee representation may take place at the EMEA level.

The stakes are high on both ends, as no aggrement has been reached during the 3 years Special Body Negociation Timeframe (initiated on our formal request).
The EWC is therefore operating on the Legal Subsidiary Requirements from the UK Legislation.

owever, EWC consultations rights have been enforced recently and moreover, we definitly believe we can bring value to the company by expressing unmuted "ground" analysis. We know many corporations operate efficiently with a strong hand and top down approach. But when conditions get tougher, employee active participation is absolutely needed, and common understanding, adaptative employee empowerment is critical to take the right decisions at the right time. Top Down Bureaucracy is not affordable anymore is we still want to lead the changes. Let's not be afraid of hearing the EMEA employee voices - Could some good advise also come from the field ?

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dimanche 1 janvier 2012

Happy new year 2012 - Let's not step down social awareness

Building the bridge between mankind and economics, even the most admired companies need some fuel for their best employees.

And the growing lack of fossil energy has nothing to do compared to the dark perspectives of employee carreer developpement, ever growing bureaucracy, poor performance reviews...

You may read this excellent article on Forbes regarding The "Top Ten Reasons Why Large Companies Fail To Keep Their Best Talent".

Will we have better reasons in 2012 to find new energies to move our company forward ?