To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and in line with the commitments set out in the collaborative agreement entered into by Ferrovial with the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality to promote the raising of awareness about gender-based violence and the labour integration of victims, title="Ferrovial Services" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ferrovial Servicios has launched various actions across a range of its contracts in the city of Madrid, with the aim of raising public awareness in order to eradicate this blight upon society.
These actions have been carried out in collaboration with the title="Madrid Metro website" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Madrid Metro, the Madrid City Council and the trade union organisations involved in the entire public road cleaning and green space preservation contract, and with title="RENFE website" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Renfe (on-board Services, Customer Services, Auxiliary Cleaning Services at Atocha and the Estación del Nord train station in Valencia, Ticket sales for the local Renfe train lines C1, C2 and C3 in the Region of Valencia and in Murcia).
The more than 3,000 employees who work on these contracts have worn a badge today with information relating to the government campaign “HAY SALIDA”, or “THERE IS A WAY OUT”. The aim of this initiative is to take advantage of the sheer numbers of people in these services and their closeness to the public in order to give the highest possible level of publicity to the 016 telephone number for victims and to spread a message of hope to victims of this scourge of society and to those around them, and to involve and raise the awareness of the whole of civil society in order to make putting an end to gender-based violence a shared aim.
Furthermore, a communal minute’s silence has been held in all central offices of the services division in support of these actions, which also included the Airports division.
In 2013 Ferrovial joined the ‘Companies for a society free from gender-based violence’ project, promoted by the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs and Equality, to raise public awareness of equality between men and women and respect for fundamental rights, with the aim of generating a society that is free of gender-based violence. Ferrovial’s commitment sets out the organisation of awareness actions framed within this initiative and labour integration actions for the group that has suffered abuse, in which it is worth highlighting its collaboration with Fundación Integra, which this year has already facilitated the hiring of 54 workers across the different contracts managed by Ferrovial Servicios España. Access to employment on the part of women who have been abused is the best guarantee of breaking the circle of violence in which they and their children find themselves trapped, and of being able to once again participate actively in society.
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