FG Increases Maternity Leave For Women, Bars Employers From Sacking Married Women

Published 1 year ago by: onuigbo felicia
at 6-06-2018 11:36AM (1 year ago)

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While speaking at the ongoing International Labour Conference (ILC), in Geneva, Switzerland, yesterday, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed that the Federal Government has increased maternity leave for Nigerian women from three to four months.
the minister also told delegates that employers of labour in the public and private sectors in the country have been barred from sacking women from work either due to their marital or maternity status.
He said;
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“Employers of labour (in Nigeria) are, by regulation, requested to provide workplace crèches for nursing mothers for ease at work place. In the public service, government recently increased the period for maternity leave from 12 to 16 weeks; to allow enough recuperation for both baby and mother, especially in the area of Bosom  feeding.
“In addition, all disciplinary proceedings against any female staff, which might have been taken during the period of her maternity leave shall be put in abeyance till the expiration of the leave.
“Employers of labour are also barred from removal of women from work due to their marital or maternity status, illegal labour migration, contract staffing and labour casualisation which affects most women, are being reformed through policies and regulations at national, bilateral and multilateral levels.
“The ratification, domestication and implementation of the Maternity Protection Convention No. 186 are conscious efforts to ensure that more women enjoy maternity protection in the country.”
Senator Ngige, however, informed that a lot needed to “be done in terms of putting in place appropriate legislation, policies and practices to deal with the gender gaps that inhibit greater participation of women in the labour force.”

He added that the most effective method of eliminating gender inequality from the workplace lies in vigorous opposition to employers’ discriminatory conducts, policies and harassment in all forms wherever and whenever they occur.
“Women who fall victim to these abuses are encouraged to oppose such through legal actions and reporting to Labour Inspectors. The infusion into Labour Inspection Guides Laws and Code of Practice, with severe sanctions and serious punitive measures are prescribed as future deterrents.
“In this respect, we will need the Technical Assistance of the ILO in the area of gender audits, considering the good news that the ILO has in her pool, over 80 certified Audit facilitators. We can adopt the Train the Trainers (TOT) approach in this regard.”

He added that the most effective method of eliminating gender inequality from the workplace lies in vigorous opposition to employers’ discriminatory conducts, policies and harassment in all forms wherever and whenever they occur.
“Women who fall victim to these abuses are encouraged to oppose such through legal actions and reporting to Labour Inspectors. The infusion into Labour Inspection Guides Laws and Code of Practice, with severe sanctions and serious punitive measures are prescribed as future deterrents
“In this respect, we will need the Technical Assistance of the ILO in the area of gender audits, considering the good news that the ILO has in her pool, over 80 certified Audit facilitators. We can adopt the Train the Trainers (TOT) approach in this regard.”


kp45 at 6-06-2018 12:40PM (1 year ago)
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4 months without working for me, are you the one paying them? You should have better things to talk about than increasing maternity leave to 4 months.
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cypanyahucha at 6-06-2018 03:18PM (1 year ago)
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I see
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slimber at 6-06-2018 03:48PM (1 year ago)
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Hmmm nah waaa
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gogoman at 6-06-2018 04:23PM (1 year ago)
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BUHARI RULES
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SOGaiya at 6-06-2018 11:10PM (1 year ago)
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applicable to fed govt possibly state no private liabilities
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fineboy77 at 7-06-2018 12:49PM (1 year ago)
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ok

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