Collective agreements for action
For over 25 years, SNCF has actively pursued an employment policy that supports workers with disabilities. In 2015, we signed our seventh collective agreement, built on a series of strong commitments:
- raise the percentage of employees with disabilities in our workforce
- help workers who develop disabilities stay employed
- expand recruitment of work-study participants with disabilities
- support employees who change careers
- set fair guidelines for career development
- be more aware of disabilities in promoting work-life balance
- bring a new perspective to disability in the workplace
To reach the goals set in our various agreements, we’ve launched a number of programmes.
Hantrain work-study programme
Specifically designed for SNCF job applicants with disabilities, the Hantrain work-study training programme prepares candidates to work as in-station sales representatives, electronic maintenance technicians and more.
Our goal is to train 150 applicants by year-end 2017 and employ them within the Group if they pass the course. Since its launch in 2012, Hantrain has scored a success rate of 85%.
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‘With support from Hantrain and the extraordinary people I met in the programme, I’ve rebuilt my social life and work life, and I earn a decent income. Now what I say to others is “Go for it! You’ll see: it’s brilliant!”’
Stéphanie, 29, sales representative, Paris-Nord station
Partnership with Cancer@Work association
SNCF continues to support the mission of the Cancer@Work business network, a community of companies committed to raising awareness and making life easier for cancer patients who continue to work.
And through a regular programme of presentations on the impact of chronic disabling diseases, we’re working to make our managers more alert to hidden disabilities.