Cum Deo pro Patria et Libertate
Budapest, Europe and world news
Add Your News
Firm to give staff fertility and miscarriage leave
Cereals manufacturer Kellogg's has announced it will provide more support to staff experiencing the menopause, pregnancy loss or fertility treatment.
The firm said about 1,500 workers at its factories in Trafford and Wrexham and its Salford headquarters would benefit from a number of new measures.
They include extra paid leave for those undergoing fertility treatment or staff who suffer the loss of a pregnancy.
It said it was aiming to help staff feel "psychologically safe" at work.
The announcement was made as MPs are due to vote on a private members' bill later that, if passed, would make hormone replacement therapy free for those going through the menopause in England.
A Kellogg's spokesman said it wanted to break the silence on issues often not discussed in the workplace.
Under the plans, managers will be trained on how to talk about the menopause and pregnancy loss and paid leave for pregnancy loss will be given without the need for a doctor's note.
It also intends to give staff going through fertility treatment three blocks of leave each year as well as access to a private space to administer treatment if necessary.
The firm's Europe vice-president in human resources Sam Thomas-Berry said it was "launching several new workplace policies for even better equity and inclusion".
"Many people experience these issues, and the impact can be both physical and mental, but they aren't discussed widely in the workplace," she said.
"We want to create a culture where people feel psychologically safe, so we'll encourage colleagues to be allies to others impacted by these issues."
Orbán: Government to prolong national vaccination campaign
The government is prolonging the national vaccination campaign by a week, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on public radio on Friday. "We can have a big family Christmas this ye...
What you need to know about NASA’s dry run to save us from armageddon
NASA is launching a spacecraft the size of a golf cart to crash into an asteroid, which could tell us what to do if one ever did hit Earth.
Budapest public transport risks partial shutdown due to budget shortfall
The Hungarian government is withholding 12 billion forints (EUR 32.7m) worth of subsidy for the city transport system
Musk Rails Against State Aid as Tesla Pulls Application for $1.28 Bln in Subsidies for Berlin Plant
Back in January, the European Union approved a plan that would grant several companies, including Tesla Inc. and BMW AG, a total of €2.9 billion ($3.5 billion) in state aid for ...
HSUP: Build a startup from scratch
Júlia Sohajda, the co-founder of Vespucci Partners venture capital fund and Krisztián Kölkedi, the founder of the Hungarian Startup University Program (HSUP) were guests at Hibr...
Spotify, Snapchat and Google Cloud report outages
Google Cloud said they "are aware of an issue" on its platform, as did the Spotify Status Twitter account, which added they "are checking them (the issues) out."
Acquisitions, bigger order book lift 4iG earnings
Listed IT company 4iG had after-tax profit of HUF 2.9 billion in Q1-Q3, up 56% from the same period a year earlier, supported by acquisitions and a growing order book, state new...
Biden Says Not Concerned About US Stock Market Plunge as He 'Expected It'
US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he is not concerned about the plunge in the US stock market and he had expected it over concerns related to the new Omicron coronaviru...
Budapest steps up airport shuttle bus service
The Budapest Public Transport Center (BKK) will operate a more frequent airport shuttle bus service from Friday to accommodate an increase in passenger numbers at Liszt Ferenc I...
Europe's space sector seeks to boost commercialisation
As Europe's space leaders meet virtually in Brussels at the new European Space Forum, Euronews explores how the sector is making a big push to become more business-minded.
Bosnia inflation up in October
Consumer prices in Bosnia rose 4.3% year-on-year in October, following a 3% increase in the previous month, data released by the Sarajevo-based Agency for Statistics (BHAS) show...
Subscribe also to our WhatsApp channel:
Add Your News