Wage supplement and extraordinary benefit for all Nestlé Hungária production and supply chain employees, but the company also plays an important role in helping people in need. Nestlé joins forces with the International Federation of the Red Cross and its national associations and donates CHF 10 million to support their work. Its Hungarian subsidiary adds a donation worth about HUF 100 million to help people in need and support the efforts of healthcare workers.
Nestlé Hungária introduced exceptional wage benefits in the extraordinary situation caused by the coronavirus epidemic. On top of the 10% wage supplement on average, company employees in production and the supply chain receive, among others, wage guarantee, moratorium on company loans, free meals as well as additional wage supplement for the time of sick-pay and sick-leave in the next three months. The key tasks of the good giant right now, besides retaining workplaces, is to ensure uninterrupted production and satisfy the demands of consumers.
As one of the largest food producers in Hungary, the priority strategic duty of Nestlé Hungária is to ensure the continuous supply of food and pet food products to its consumers. At the same time, it must first and foremost safeguard the health and financial security of its employees. For this purpose, on top of the strict hygiene regulations implemented in the past weeks, Nestlé Hungária introduced an extraordinary salary and benefit package for its production and supply chain frontline employees with a retroactive effect from 01 April.
All Nestlé and hired employees in Hungarian production facilities and warehouses will receive a wage supplement of HUF 1,800 gross for 8-hour shifts and HUF 2,400 gross for 12-hour shifts for each day worked on top of their base wages, shift supplements and other extras as part of the package. This may result in up to 20% salary increase for production line operators in Nestlé’s Hungarian factories.
“I am immensely grateful for my colleagues for working in the frontline in this extremely difficult situation to ensure the continuous food supply of communities. We take all efforts at Nestlé to provide for our active employees and also those who cannot attend their work duties due to the current circumstances.” said Péter Noszek, managing director of Nestlé Hungária. “Besides staying safe and healthy, the financial security of our employees is our top priority. This is why we considered it necessary to introduce additional benefits as soon as possible” he added.
10 million CHF and 12 tonnes of chocolate
Nestlé joins forces with the International Federation of the Red Cross and its national associations and donates CHF 10 million to support their work. Its Hungarian subsidiary adds a donation worth about HUF 100 million to help people in need and support the efforts of healthcare workers. Nestlé Hungária offered seasonal products and 12 tonnes of Easter chocolate to the Hungarian Food Bank to make the days of families in need easier. The company also distributes product and cash donations in support of the work of healthcare workers and the Hungarian Red Cross.
Besides cooperating with the Food Bank, the company has recently given further support to healthcare professionals by sending two lorries of products, including coffee, coffee machines, chocolate and other delicacies to the medical staff of Szent László Hospital. Nestlé Hungária also provides financial support to the Red Cross, another strategic partner. Nestlé employees may decide to waive a part of their salary in favour of the Hungarian Red Cross, which the company will forward and match 1:1.