Tuesday, August 28, 2007

ZenTiger Family Commission back from leave

The Families Commission is calling for paid parental leave payments to be increased, and for the leave to be longer and easier to get.
The Government started funding paid parental leave in 2002 and parents are able to take 14 weeks paid leave, one to two weeks unpaid paternity leave and 38 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave.

Family Commission Chief Commissioner Rajen Prasad said current provisions were moving in the right direction.

"However we recommend that by 2015 parents are provided with a total of 13 months paid leave, including a month's paid leave for fathers," he said.
Related Link: Call for 13 months paid parental leave

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