Flow celebrates new parents with paid leave
16 weeks paid leave for new mothers; 8 paid weeks for new fathers
St. Georges, Grenada (July 2nd, 2020) — As the world recently celebrated Father’s Day, the importance of paid parental leave is being underscored by leading telecommunications provider, Flow Grenada.
Since the introduction of the company’s ground-breaking parental leave policy, which provides paid maternity leave of sixteen weeks and paid paternity leave of eight weeks, one mother and three fathers have benefitted from forty weeks of fully paid leave to be with their new-borns.
The policy, which was introduced last June by parent company Liberty Latin America across all Flow markets in the Caribbean, provides paid leave to all full-time employees following the birth of a child or the birth of a child via surrogacy.
“Our parental leave policy demonstrates our commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion and one that puts our people at the heart of our success. In the last year, it has become one of the hallmarks of our people portfolio,” said Jenine Viechweg Johnson, Human Resource Generalist, Flow Grenada.
“Evolving the policy, quite simply, was the right thing to do and we are very proud to be one of the few companies around the region that provides this enhanced facility to our staff. Likewise, we want to encourage other corporate players and stakeholders to explore offering the same to their workforces.”
Johnson also noted the company viewed its parental leave policy as an investment in its people rather than an operational expense. Previously, the company provided twelve weeks paid leave for new mothers and one week paid leave for new fathers.
“This policy is one of the best investments we can make because it puts our people first. There is also a wealth of information that illustrates the benefits of paid parental leave not just for parents, but also for children, the wider community and companies. We want our team to be able to enjoy their special moments and there’s nothing more special than welcoming a new child.”
James Pitt, Country Manager of Flow Grenada, also emphasised the benefits of the policy.
“Family dynamics and structures continue to evolve over time, but we recognise that diversity and adaptability will continue to drive our success. Our parental leave policy inarguably demonstrates our unwavering commitment to continue developing our culture of diversity and inclusion. We are proud of our new parental policy and the support it provides our staff,” he said.
About C&W Communications
C&W, part of the Liberty Latin America group of companies, is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in more than 20 markets. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.
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ABOUT LIBERTY LATIN AMERICA
Liberty Latin America is a leading communications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC, UTS and Cabletica. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region include digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.
Liberty Latin America has three separate classes of common shares, which are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols “LILA” (Class A) and “LILAK” (Class C), and on the OTC link under the symbol “LILAB” (Class B).
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