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Work-life balance

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Bankia has implemented a wide range of measures that favour work-life balance and the joint and co-responsible exercise of family responsibilities which go beyond those recognised by regulations for reconciling work and family life.

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Work-family balance

The professionals of the entity have a series of personal measures that contribute to family balance and to the sum in the section of their job responsibilities.

Bankia professionals can take advantage of the following permissions and/or measures:

  • Daily absence of 1 hour or reduction of the workday by up to 2 hours, for a maximum of one month, at full pay, in the case of babies born prematurely or who require hospitalisation following birth.
  • 15 calendar days per year for hospitalisation of a child under the age of 14, and if this hospitalisation occurs during the parental leave period, working people can use those leave days after the parental leave ends.
  • Extension of parental leave for the non-birth parent of up to 20 uninterrupted calendar days for the birth of a child with a disability equal to or greater than 33%. In the event that the child’s handicap is equal to or greater than 65%, the non-birth parent is entitled to 30 calendar days during the first 24 months of the child's life from the date of childbirth or the date the adoption or foster parenting placement is finalised.
  • 3 business days in the event of an accident or serious illness, hospitalisation or outpatient surgery that requires home rest for family members up to the first degree of consanguinity or affinity. If this involves travel, the leave is extended by 2 calendar days.
  • 2 business days in the event of an accident or serious illness, hospitalisation or outpatient surgery requiring home rest for family members up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity. If this involves travel, the leave is extended by 4 calendar days in total.
  • 3 business days for the death of a family member up to the first degree of consanguinity or affinity. If workers need to travel for this reason, this leave is extended by 2 calendar days.
  • 2 business days for the death of a family member up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity. If workers need to travel for this reason, this leave is extended by 4 calendar days in total.
  • Paid leave of up to 30 hours per year for accompanying a child, spouse, parent or domestic partner under medical care or undergoing radiotherapy, chemotherapy, dialysis or similar treatment or rehabilitation sessions.
  • Infant care leave: Absence of 1 hour that can be divided into two fractions, or reduction of the workday by half an hour, or 10 calendar days to be taken following the parental leave period, plus 5 business days to be taken during the first 12 months of the child's life, in a period that cannot be combined with the former.
  • Infant care leave in the case of multiple births: The leave or reduction of the workday may be replaced by a paid leave of 20 calendar days to be taken following the parental leave period, plus 10 working days to be taken during the first 12 months of the child's life, in a period that cannot be combined with the former. In the case of the birth of 3 or more children, this leave will be extended to 25 calendar days following the parental leave and 15 working days to be enjoyed during the first twelve months of the child's life, in a period that cannot be combined with the former.
  • Unpaid leave of 1 week to 1 month for family needs, foreign adoption, assisted reproduction techniques.
  • Unpaid leave of 1 week to 6 months for an accident or serious illness of a family member up to the first degree of consanguinity or affinity.
  • Unpaid leave of 1 week to 6 months for the hospitalisation or palliative care of a family member up to the first degree of consanguinity or affinity.
  • Unpaid leave of 1 to 6 months to complete advanced education or doctoral degrees.
  • Unpaid leave of up to 10 days for serious illness of a spouse or domestic partner and child/children and family members up to the first degree of consanguinity or affinity.
  • Reduction of the workday for the care of a child under 12 years of age or physically or mentally disabled between 1/8 and a half day. The 1/8-day reduction can be combined to form full days. In these situations, workers can request that the bank not take the associated salary reduction associated with temporary workday reductions into account in the calculation of the workers' financial assistance, with Bankia undertaking to assess and study each specific case.
  • Advance of holidays due to serious illness of a family member. In the event of a serious illness of a family member up to the first degree by consanguinity or affinity, as well as siblings, 5 days of the holidays of the following year may be taken in advance.
  • Solidarity leave of absence to take part in activities with organisations of recognised social standing, with the right to re-entry once this has ended.
  • During the first year of a leave of absence for the care of children or family members up to the second degree, workers can request that payments for certain types of financial assistance be suspended while maintaining contributions to the pension plan, as well as daycare assistance and assistance for children’s education.
  • Flexible work entry and exit times in certain groups.
  • Access to the Virtual Classroom and training programmes is provided during leaves of absence for the care of minors or family members.
  • In the temporary disability processes, up to 100% of the fixed annual remuneration received by workers in this situation during the first 12 months is supplemented, from month 12 until month 18, by up to 87.5% of the fixed annual remuneration.
  • Solidarity support for victims of harassment and gender-based violence, who will have priority in transfers, scheduling, leaves and temporary leaves of absence. Furthermore, during the entire period of leave of absence or contract suspension due to harassment or gender-based violence, the special conditions for financial assistance established for Bankia workers will be maintained.
  • Preferential treatment of transfer requests for workers who have children with a disability equal to or greater than 33%.
  • Increased assistance for the education of children with 20% disability, until the child reaches 23 years of age, and by 10% after the age of 23.

Family Plan

Bankia, in collaboration with the Adecco Foundation, makes the Family Plan available to all the bank’s employees. Specifically, the Family Plan is designed for Bankia employees who have children with a disability (equal to or greater than 33%), and it consists of a programme that offers advising, guidance and a personalised support plan to achieve the maximum development of capacities oriented towards social and occupational integration of children with disabilities.

Bankia Facilita

Bankia has launched a new service program aimed at people who work at the bank, as well as their family members: Bankia Facilita. Through this service, both Bankia employees and their family members can enjoy a range of benefits and support services, many of them free of charge or at below market price, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year anywhere in Spain, for example, help at home with household chores following childbirth, a personal manager, assistance with administrative paperwork, enquiries about a medication, a second medical opinion, travel planning, help locating a veterinarian nearby.

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