Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Zonta supports increased paid parental leave

Zonta supports increased paid parental leave

Zonta International strongly supports an increase to paid parental leave.

Zonta International New Zealand made written and oral submissions in support of Labour MP Sue Moroney’s bill to increase paid parental leave to 26 weeks and welcomes the National Government’s budget announcement yesterday. The increase from 14 weeks to 16 weeks in 2015 and 18 weeks in 2016 is a positive step by the Government but they still have a long way to go to achieve the 26 weeks covered in MP Sue Moroney’s Bill.

Governor Maureen Heine states “Extending paid parental leave recognises the importance of, and supports women in the workforce and any extension of parental leave enables women to stay connected with the workforce while having a reasonable amount of time away from work with their new born babies”

Zonta International is a global service organization with over 30,000 members in 66 countries drawn from business and the professions committed to improving the status of women through a combination of advocacy and service. There are approximately 685 members here in New Zealand.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news