Wednesday, August 20, 2008

GetUp! Paid Parental Leave Campaign

CareerMums is proudly partnering with GetUp! for the Paid Parental Leave Campaign. Australia is one of only two developed countries without paid maternity leave. The government is looking into the issue, but unless there's overwhelming community support they won't set six to twelve months as a minimum standard - a standard supported by research on health and development, social welfare and economics.

Join over a dozen prominent organisations in this campaign by adding your name to the petition. Visit the following web address to show your support:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I support financial assistance for parents, but by the government NOT by employers - what small business can support this? Who would want to employ young fertile women? (or men)
Time to get back to a FAIR DAY'S WORK FOR A FAIR DAY'S PAY. Not payment for just being employed.