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Decree provides more facilities to working women

Update: October, 01/2015 - 15:39

The government has encouraged employers to create conditions that would allow female workers to take short breaks if they are breastfeeding. — Photo dantri.com.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Female workers, who breastfeed children under 12 months, shall be entitled to 60 minutes of rest per work day with full pay. 

This is part of a newly issued government decree, which details the Labour Law concerning policies on female workers.

Accordingly, the government has encouraged employers to create conditions that would allow female workers to take short breaks to express and store their breast milk, while at work.

Employers have been asked to collaborate with trade unions to prepare plans and provide female workers regular employment and allow them to opt for flexible hours, part-time work or work at home in line with their legitimate aspirations.

The decree is also aimed at providing female workers with cash or materials to help pay the tuition fees of their children.

The People's Committees of cities and provinces under the central government are responsible for directing the construction of kindergartens in industrial parks that have a large number of female employees.

Companies that hire several female workers will enjoy reduced business income tax based on state regulations, the decree says.

Women account for about 47 per cent of the labour force in Viet Nam, statistics from the government website said. — VNS

 

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