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New fathers may get paternity leave

National News // Oct. 4, 2019

New fathers could soon be given the right to have two weeks paternity leave.

pixabay New fathers may get paternity leave

An initiative to give men a month off will no longer go to a vote after campaigners withdrew the demand - despite collecting enough signatures. Parliament will discuss the compromise of two weeks.

Paternity leave supporters say the initiative has been successful as it started a debate.

New mothers didn’t even get the right to time off after giving birth until 2005.  



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