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A Japanese Politician Is Taking Paternity Leave. It’s a Big Deal. – The New York Times

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One of them, Glen Wood, an American who sued his former employer, the investment bank Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, applauded Mr. Koizumi, particularly given his lineage as a fourth-generation conservative politician. Mr. Koizumi’s father did not take paternity leave when his children were born. “I think it really points in the right direction for the country and for corporations,” said Mr. Wood, who alleges that he was demoted and eventually fired because he took paternity leave. Mr. Wood cautioned that the country “loves window dressing and they love symbolism.” But, he added, “knowing Japan and knowing its very long […]

I’ll give mothers one year maternity leave if I become Prez – Akua Donkor – Adomonline.com

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Presidential candidate of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor, has revealed that one key policy she seeks to push if she becomes president is to give new mothers one year maternity leave instead of the current three months. According to her, the three-month period given to mothers prevents them from spending enough time to take care of their children. This she said affects the well-being of children. She made this revelation in an interview with Ghanaweb after affirming that she will contest in the 2020 election despite her 2016 disqualification by the then Electoral Commission chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei […]

Whakaari/White Island: Burns surgeon with three-month-old back from maternity leave to help injured | Stuff.co.nz

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Burns specialist Deirdre Seoighe arrived at work with a three-month-old baby in tow. Within minutes the Irish born surgeon was grappling with burns in numbers she had never seen before while staffers cuddled her tiny baby. At hospital she slogged so hard and for so long that she couldn’t remember how many hours she worked either in theatre or on the wards coordinating the massive effort to save lives after the Whakaari / White Island eruption. “It is a bit stressful to see this number of traumas come in, but it’s lovely to hold a sleeping baby. It’s kind of a de-stressor.” At the start of the […]

AOC Compares Childbirth to Dog Breeding In a Bizarre Pitch For Paid Maternity Leave

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared having children to breeding dogs in a bizarre pitch for longer paid maternity leave, claiming that society treats dogs and puppies better than human mothers and their babies. Now, if she were speaking on the treatment of puppies versus unborn human babies who are systematically poisoned and dismembered in thousands of abortion clinics across the country, I’d be inclined to agree with her. But that’s not the point she was making – or was, at least, trying to. “Do we know how long puppies are allowed to stay with their mothers after a dog has given […]

‘It can actually happen’: Sudbury woman warns others about being fired while on maternity leave | CBC News

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A Sudbury woman is fighting to get her job back after being terminated while on maternity leave. Amy Gravelle says she was on maternity leave from Canadian Blood Services in Sudbury when she was called into the office and told that there would be no job for her to return to. She was told her position as Events Coordinator had been combined with the Territory Manager position and was given to the woman hired to replace her while she was on maternity leave. According to the Employment Standards Act, in most cases, an employee who takes parental or pregnancy leave is […]

Maternity leave for parents with premature babies should be allowed to start later, says this new mum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Maternity leave for parents with premature babies should be allowed to start later, says this new mum Posted November 03, 2019 07:04:06 Emma Sharp had already used up 14 weeks of leave before her newborn son was healthy enough to come home. Key points: Baby Caelan — Emma and Luke Sharp’s first child — was born on February 12, 2017, weighing just 1,013g. The tiny Territorian came into the world 98 days early and needed to stay at Royal Darwin Hospital for more than three months to make sure he could survive in the outside world. “I was lucky I […]

Chuck: No paternity leave if men don’t live with mothers

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IF Justice Minister Delroy Chuck were to have his way, Jamaican men would only be granted paternity leave if they are married or living with the mother of their children. The issue of paternity leave has triggered wide-scale public debate over the last few months. The justice minister has said it could be successfully implemented in Jamaica if a coherent policy is put in place. “If you want paternity leave, you must be living with the mother for a few months before birth. If it’s your wife, no problem,” Chuck said as he addressed a Ministry of Justice child diversion […]

Maternity Leave Benefit Is Not A Matter Of Charity, Says Delhi District Judge Hearing Woman’s Plea

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A judge from Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court surprised everyone when he quoted eminent Hollywood personalities like Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep while hearing a case on a woman’s maternity leave.  Judge Mohd Farrukh while hearing the 2009 case, quoted Oprah saying, “The choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. Grant of maternity leave benefit is not a matter of charity.” He went on to quote other feminist actors while upholding a Rs 2.5 lakh compensation to a woman who was terminated for extending her maternity leave, as reportedby. The […]

Governor vetoes bill to give California teachers paid maternity leave | EdSource

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Gov. Gavin Newsom at his state budget presentation in January. Credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom at his state budget presentation in January. Gov. Gavin Newsom at his state budget presentation in January. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday vetoed a bill that would have given California K-12 and community college teachers and other school employees at least six weeks of fully paid maternity leave, saying it would be too costly for school districts and community colleges. “Providing every California worker with paid family leave is a noble goal and a priority for my administration,” Newsom said in his veto […]

Kula: Companies refusing to grant 90 days maternity leave to face action

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Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said private employers must comply with the new benefit which was announced in the 2020 Budget yesterday. — Picture by Miera Zulyana IPOH,  Oct 12 — The Human Resources Ministry will take action against private sector employers who refuse to allow 90 days maternity leave to female workers beginning 2021. Its minister, M. Kulasegaran said the private employers must comply with the new benefit which was announced in the 2020 Budget yesterday. “If the public sector can do it, why can’t the private sectors,” he told reporters after launching JobsMalaysia Caring Carnival 2019 here today. […]