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CLRC initiates review on maternity leave in PNG

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Post Courier

Post Courier

Papua New Guinea's 'trupla' leading Daily Newspaper Since 1969.The Post-Courier is proud of its record as the voice of PNG. We were there when the nation took its first bold steps towards independence. Since that time, we have fearlessly recorded the nation's progress.

The Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) is embarking on its latest review on maternity leave with the view to identify existing inconsistencies and issues and propose necessary reforms.

Secretary for the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) Dr. Mange Matui said that the aim of the reviewwas to review the outdated employment laws of PNG, particularly the principal legislation on the Employment Act of 1978 on the issue of maternity leave.

He said the review was also ignited by growing concerns on the fact that the female employees in the private sector are entitled to unpaid maternity leave as opposed to their counterparts in the private sector, adding this effectively leads to two sets of laws and policies for women in PNG.

Read more in your Post-Courier tomorrow, Thursday, July 27, 2023.