Rabat - The ruling Party of Justice and Development (PJD) is considering a proposal to increase the existing maternity leave available to working women from 14 to 16 weeks.
Rabat – The ruling Party of Justice and Development (PJD) is considering a proposal to increase the existing maternity leave available to working women from 14 to 16 weeks.
The PJD wants the fourteen-week maternity leave currently available to working women under Article 46 of the Moroccan Public Service Law, to be increased to sixteen weeks, in order to enable mothers give their children the best start in life they can.
“We want to extend the amount of maternity leave presently available for women working in the public sector to 16 weeks instead of 14,” El Ouafi Nezha, a PJD Deputy at the House of Representatives told news website Telquel. “Because we believe that this amount of time is not sufficient for a full recovery and for the women to become active in their work”.
El Ouafi said that her party is also in the process of amending Article 46 of the Public Service Law to enable mothers take better care of their newborns.
“Once the woman gives birth, she must remain with her child for a while,” she said. “Unfortunately, many nurseries are not professional and do not take good care of children. In addition, not all Moroccan families can afford to pay for nurseries because they are expensive”.
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