2018/19 Budget: Two extra weeks maternity leave

MOTHERS can now take two more weeks of maternity leave.

Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made the announcement during the 2018-2019 National Budget address in Parliament this evening.

“The lead up to birth is a busy and stressful time and no new or expecting parent in Fiji should be worried out about keeping the jobs they need to keep a roof over their families head, keep the lights on and keep their families fed,” he said.

“It is Government’s job to grant them flexibility and give them financial stability.

“We are increasing paid maternity leave from 84 working days to 98 working days adding another two weeks for mothers to take off from work in preparation of the birth and care of their child.”

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