Poland to boost maternity leave

HRM 12 Dec 2012

With Poland suffering from one of the world’s lowest birthrates, Prime Minister Donald Tusk has outlined his agenda to boost the population via extended maternity leave.

In an address to Parliament, he unveiled a commitment to introduce a six-month maternity leave at full pay next year with an option of 12 months at 80% pay. Enterprises that invest in day care centres would also receive government subsidies.

The Polish president has shown support to PM Tusk’s plans, but said that flexibility was key. He suggested that parents be able to divide the six months’ leave as they deem fit, even breaking the leave up into smaller periods during a child’s first four years.

A proposal will be ready for stakeholder consultation by the end of this month.



Leave your comment
Start a new discussion

HRM Asia forum is the place for positive industry interaction and welcomes your professional and informed opinion.

Post a Comment
HRM Asia welcomes your contribution. Your IP address is recorded in the event of a complaint.
Name *
Email *
(required, but will not display)
Comment *
Please enter in the numbers in the box left.
You are about to submit your comment. Is it:
  • Professional
  • In your own name or pseudonym, not impersonating someone else
  • Free from rude language
  • Free from advertising
  • If you prefer not to post but are still keen to get your viewpoint across, you can always e-mail the editor.
  • 23 Apr | Elliott Scott HR Recruitment Pte Ltd | Singapore
    23 Apr | Kelly Services | Singapore
    23 Apr | M1 Limited | Singapore
    MasterCard – International mobility and training for HiPo talent
    Appandairajan Krishnakumar, Senior Business Partner - HR, MasterCard, shares how his organisation effectively selects its high potential talent, sends them off on international assignments and trains them.
    Organisational leadership in the 21st century
    Spearheading corporate democracy @ Facebook
    Tailor-make your talent strategy: Top tips from Carlsberg
    Performance Leadership Pte Ltd | info@performance.sg
    Increase productivity and getting funding from Health Promotion Board, through a series of General Health and Mental Wellness programmes.
    Organisational Development Concepts | enquiries@odctraining.com.sg
    The Service Excellence Competency Frame (SVCF) is a competency-based training and assessment framework that equips service professionals with the rele ...
    Performance Leadership Pte Ltd | info@performance.sg
    Lunch, Learn and Bond with your teams, all within 1 hour! Choose from a variety of light-hearted, interesting or thought-provoking topics that appeal ...