Maternity Leave Ghanaians sign online petition to get maternity leave increased

The petition has garnered over two thousand signatories so far. According to the website change.org, they need 351 more petitioners for it to be sent to parliament.

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A Ghanaian Kojo Bedu-Addo has started an online petition to Ghana’s Parliament for maternity leave to be increased from 3 months to 6 months.

Kojo Bedu-Adu who started the petition said the current 3 months given to mothers as maternity leave is not enough especially in the era where both parents must earn to ensure the home survives.

“Our current labour laws provides just 3 months for our working mothers and wives to spend time with our newborn children before returning to work.”

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Petition on change.org play

Petition on change.org

 

“This is simply not good enough for the productive years of the new-born and the overall productivity of the nation. It's also a barrier to motherhood and work.  Let's take the progressive step to change this legislation.”

The petition has garnered over two thousand signatories so far. According to the website change.org, they need 351 more petitioners for it to be sent to parliament.

Comments made by some of the people who have signed the petition play

Comments made by some of the people who have signed the petition

 

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Many people who signed the petition argued that they believe the new mothers need the enough time with their newborns especially because of the exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months.

Comments made by some of the people who have signed the petition play

Comments made by some of the people who have signed the petition

Comments made by some of the people who have signed the petition play

Comments made by some of the people who have signed the petition

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