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LOOK: Akbayan urges implementation of expanded maternity leave

/ 07:57 AM May 01, 2019
LOOK: Akbayan urges implementation of expanded maternity leave

Members of Akbayan and Sentro gather at the Welcome Rotunda in Quezon City on Labor Day, May 1, 2019, to urge the government and private employers to comply with the expanded maternity leave law. INQUIRER.NET / GABRIEL PABICO LALU

MANILA, Philippines — Around 50 members of Akbayan party-list and Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (Sentro) trooped to Welcome Rotonda on Labor Day, calling on government to implement the expanded maternity leave (EML) law.

The groups, led by Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin, said the program was also to welcome the creation of the implementing rules and regulations for EML.

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They warned companies of fines ranging from P20,000 up to P200,000 should they fail to comply with the expanded law on maternity leave.

They also asked Congress to pass the Security of Tenure bill, which may prevent employers from getting rid of women workers. /cbb

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LOOK: Akbayan urges implementation of expanded maternity leave

Members of Akbayan and Sentro gather at the Welcome Rotunda in Quezon City on Labor Day, May 1, 2019, to urge the government and private employers to comply with the expanded maternity leave law. INQUIRER.NET / GABRIEL PABICO LALU

LOOK: Akbayan urges implementation of expanded maternity leave

Members of Akbayan and Sentro gather at the Welcome Rotunda in Quezon City on Labor Day, May 1, 2019, to urge the government and private employers to comply with the expanded maternity leave law. INQUIRER.NET / GABRIEL PABICO LALU

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