Major GCC company announces new policies to drive gender equality

June 11, 2016 - Arabian Business Times

[via Arabian Business Times]

Alghanim Industries, which runs the Wendy’s franchise in the UAE, has announced that it is introducing improved policies to promote gender diversity across the GCC. The improved policies, already in effect across all Alghanim Industries departments and businesses in Kuwait, are being introduced across the company’s businesses in the UAE.

The new policies include up to 90 days paid maternity leave, which can be used before and/or after the baby’s arrival. Female staff also have the option to extend unpaid maternity leave for a total of four months, while the company said in a statement that it is also offering a guaranteed two-hour nursing break during working hours, until child reaches the age of two.

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This article was published on Jun 11, 2016