Telenor Group and UNI renew global agreement

(Fornebu, 14 February 2020) The agreement underlines both parties’ commitment to addressing employee issues and covers Telenor’s more than 20,000 employees in 9 countries.

Published: 14 February 2020 12:13

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With gender equality provisions and union recognition protections, the global agreement builds on previous pacts between the 20-million-member service worker federation and the Norwegian telecoms company, signed in 2013 and 2015.

Telenor’s Executive Vice President and Head of Group People Cecilie Heuch said, “At Telenor we always strive to have good mechanisms in place to foster meaningful dialogue between the social partners working within our organisation. Our commitment to our own people is at the heart of how we do business. UNI Global Union has played an important part in advancing worker’s rights over many years, and we are pleased to announce the renewal of this partnership agreement.”

UNI is the organisation of 20 million service sector workers around the world, and the agreement gives a platform and framework for dialogue between UNI and Telenor on fundamental labor rights.

“The agreement reflects Telenor’s renewed commitment to workers’ rights throughout its global operations, even in those countries where this is not the easy path,” said UNI General Secretary Christy Hoffman.

“The value of global agreements in building social dialogue between workers and management is irrefutable,” said Teresa Casertano, Head of UNI ICTS. “We are excited to work with Telenor and local unions to advance our relationship built on mutual respect.”

Teresa Casertano, Head of UNI ICTS, Christy Hoffman, UNI General Secretary, and Cecilie Heuch, EVP and Head of Group People at Telenor Group.

UNI Global Union represents more than 20 million workers from over 150 different countries in the fastest growing sectors in the world – skills and services.

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