Cyprus Mail

House moves step closer to paternity leave

Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou

The House labour committee on Tuesday discussed a series of bills, including one introducing paternity leave, which MPs intend to vote through before parliament breaks for the summer recess.

Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou said that for the first time in Cyprus fathers will be entitled to 15 days of paid paternity leave.

This leave must be used during the 16 weeks of the mother’s maternity leave. The benefit will be calculated in the same way as maternity leave.

The extra cost arising from paternity leave payouts will not curb the Social Insurance Fund, the minister said.

Under another bill, in surrogacy cases, both the surrogate and the mother will be entitled to maternity leave.

Currently, only the surrogate mother is entitled to the benefit.

Related posts

All regulations are followed at Zenobia wreck, diving companies insist

Annette Chrysostomou

Four remanded after wild car chase in Paphos

Staff Reporter

Bringing our art the long road home

Lizzy Ioannidou

Hapless thieves throw away €2,000 still inside bag they snatched (Updated)

Staff Reporter

Flooded roads in Larnaca reopened, rains abate (Updated)

Staff Reporter

JRCC trains foreign officers in search and rescue techniques

Source: Cyprus News Agency


Comments are closed.