Mittwoch, Mai 21, 2008

Jung-Väter sollen endlich vom Vaterschaftsurlaub profitieren

Swiss organisations have joined forces to campaign for longer paternity leave for new fathers.

The coalition of trade unions, religious organisations and men's and father's groups came together on Tuesday to call for new legislation offering men 20 days' leave.

But the Swiss Employers Association responded that such legislation would not work, raising labour costs and adversely affecting small and medium-sized businesses.

By joining forces, the coalition - comprising the trade union umbrella group Travail Suisse, the Swiss League of Catholic Women, Protestant Women in Switzerland and men's and father's group Mä - hopes to widen its appeal and garner support among parliamentarians.

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