Male civil servants cry for paternity leave

Fathers want paternity leave
Fathers want paternity leave

Negotiators for public servants had agreed to disagree with their employer counterparts about the introduction of paternity leave for male employees.

This came to light during the negotiations on salary and conditions of service for the year 2015/16 earlier this month. According to the resolutions of negotiations, the parties agreed to defer some of the negotiable items, as they could not reach an agreement on the principles.

About the issue of paternity leave for male employees Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) secretary general, Tobokani Rari said the principle is that the mother of the child is confined.

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