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30 November, 2022
 
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Eight weeks paid parental leave approved by Cabinet

18 weeks of parental leave are provided for parents with children up to 8 years of age, of which 8 weeks' wages will be paid by the Social Insurance Fund

Source: CNA

A new bill on parental leave was approved on Tuesday by the Council of Ministers, which provides, among other things, eight weeks of paid parental leave for parents with children up to 8 years old.

Minister of Labour and Social Insurance Kyriacos Koushos, stated after the Cabinet meeting, that the main provisions of the bill foresee, among other things, the granting of paternity leave and paternity allowance for two weeks. In addition, 18 weeks of parental leave are provided for parents with children up to 8 years of age, of which 8 weeks' wages will be paid by the Social Insurance Fund.

Furthermore, there will be five days of carer's leave per year, without pay, and seven days of absence per year without pay, for reasons of force majeure connected to urgent family reasons.

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