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Pakistan’s Senate passes 6-month paid maternity leave bill

Pakistan’s Senate passes 6-month paid maternity leave bill

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://nation.com.pk/28-Jan-2020/senate-passes-6-month-paid-maternity-leave-bill) reduced by 82%. (I’m a bot)
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    > ISLAMABAD – The Senate Monday passed a bill that not only increases paid maternity leave of working mothers but also grants paid paternity leave, for the first time in the country, to fathers working for either private or public sector.

    > The Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill says that employees of every establishment; any public or private organization, corporation, autonomous or semi-autonomous body, and any corporate body or enterprise; shall be provided six months paid maternity and three months paternity leave "As and when applied" by them.

    > The government opposing the bill said that such lengthy maternity leave was not allowed in any part of the world and 90 days leave for working mothers is already permitted under the law.

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  2. Here in Canada we have a year maternity leave with the option of an additional 6 months of unpaid leave. When a woman goes on to maternity leave, employers hire someone to take her place. The position is advertised as a mat leave position so the person hired knows that the job will end after 12-18 months with only a possibility that it will be permanent. Sometimes women take the leave and then decide they would rather stay at home with their child. There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of young women in the workforce.

  3. I recently moved from US to Canada. Jesus Christ people in the US have no idea how much they are being taken advantage of. I had x2 kids in the US while working at a “Top 100 best companies to work for”. I was allowed to take 2 weeks paid leave, and then use my sick/vacation for the rest of FMLA (gee thanks for approving that). Come to Canada, and a manager down the hall had a kid. Listening to him tell me how his SO and him plan to breakup their paid time off was…astounding. And the owner of the company was actively trying to convince him to take more time off in the first 3 months.

  4. Pakistan is now more progressive and humane than the United States.

  5. Meanwhile in America it remains 12 weeks…mostly unpaid unless you give up your own time. As a dad, it was entirely unpaid.

  6. In Italy it’s full salary 5 month and a year with less salary

  7. “Wait, you guys are getting paid?”

    – Americans

  8. TFW Pakistan has more social assistance and worker benefits than the damn USA.

  9. Yeah a company typically hires a replacement worker on “maternity leave contract” for however long the person is away. The government pays the benefit to the parent like they would for anyone who is on “employment insurance”. Taxes cover those costs.

  10. 6-weeks, take it or leave it
    -USA baby; where we die like men (cause we cant get medical care with no moneys) and our children go to daycare to catch communicable diseases early.

  11. Blah blah blah Why should I have to pay for someone elses kid /s

  12. My hospital just started offering paid maternity leave this year. It’s ridiculous it took them this long.

  13. 6 months…? Ok, sorry. I’m in love with Kelly. Bye.

  14. Does Pakistan have Paternity leave or is it only Maternity. I get 8 weeks paid at 60% paternity leave plus 4 more weeks unpaid. 6 months sounds pretty nice…

  15. It’s nice to see that in Pakistan females are treated with respect and dignity. America could learn from them on how women should be treated.

  16. meanwhile in the US…. hey back to work slave!

  17. The Senate shall decide your fate.

  18. so I guess employers will choose to hire men? or how will this shake out?

  19. I always feel like forcing business to pay maternity leave will just force more discrimination in hiring. I absolutely think it is important for parents to be with their children during the first months of life, but paid maternity leave always leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. Like a paid benefit for a small portion of people only.

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