“Orange Group has signed a groundbreaking global agreement today with UNI Global Union that strengthens the telecommunications giant’s commitment to gender equality while empowering workers to enforce the agreement’s principles. The pact covers Oranges 149,000 employees plus contractors and subsidiaries.

Signed in Paris with Orange workers from Africa, and Europe present, the agreement is the first of its kind to recognize that obligations outside of the job, such as the role of primary caregiver, can impede women’s ability to gain employment and to advance in the job.

It squarely places the right to disconnect and access to flexible working solutions as an issue of gender equality.”