Solidarity holidays and parental leave by hour
Two agreements were signed in September 2019. The first provides, on an experimental basis for the year 2020, that workers in certain situations of difficulty and who have already taken all their days off will be able to request the transfer of “Solidarity Holidays” in their own favour. At the same time, workers who wish to express their solidarity will be able to donate, on a voluntary basis and free of charge, up to a maximum of three days’ holiday and two days’ leave for cancelled holidays. The Parental Leave Agreement, on the other hand, provides that, on an experimental basis, from 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020, workers may take leave on an hourly basis for 1/3 of their working day, in addition to the half-day leave already provided for.