Alberto Fernandez presented a project to change maternity and paternity leave

Alberto Fernandez presented a project to change maternity and paternity leave

The President, along with part of the Cabinet, introduced in detail the initiative that changes the number of days pregnant and non-pregnant.

The national government has introduced a project to change paternity leave
The national government has introduced a project to change paternity leave

President Alberto Fernandez It announced Monday that the government will send a bill to Congress that would change maternity leave nationally. An initiative called “Caring for Equality” was held today at the Casa Rosada Park Column with the participation of various officials and women’s groups, unions and civil society organizations.

“[El proyecto] There is a recognition of this task as a necessity, a job and a right. ““, – said the government.

The aim of the initiative is to implement equal parental leave, which was announced in March last year. “It’s time to equate women and all diversity with men,” the president warned this afternoon.

Fernandez argued that the law was necessary “so that women’s destiny and equality rights do not remain in the political declaration.”

The bill was presented to Parliament in Casa Rosada this afternoon. The initiative helps to create Comprehensive system of Argentine care policyThe proposition that arises about the necessity, the work, and the recognition of this task as a right.

The President was accompanied on the podium by Minister of Women and Diversity Elizabeth Gomez Alcorta; Minister and Labor, Claudio Moroni; Sergio Massa, President of the Chamber of Deputies, and Luana Volnovich, Head of PAMI.

According to Minister Gomez Alcorta, the project will gradually learn licenses to expand coverage and equalize licenses for non-pregnant people for all genders and types of families – including adoptive ones – as well as monotributistas and autonomous.

“This project extends rights to the private sector, as well as to the state administration, agriculture and private homes; And creates them for monotributors, social monotributists and autonomists, “for a world of eight million people,” the minister summed up.

In Argentina, Labor contract by law No. 20,744 and dated September 1974, gives fathers a two-day paternity leave. In turn, maternity leave is 90 days.

If the bill were approved, Gomez Alcorta explained, the leap in non-pregnant licenses would be fifteen days and – over the next eight years – increase to 90 days, as the license is now known to those who do. Conduct a pre-pregnancy.

In addition, pregnant women will have a license extension: from the day the project is approved, they will move from 90 days to 126 days. For their part, participants will recognize a 90-day leave if the initiative achieves a positive in both chambers.

Source: La Nacion

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