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NCLW requested an equal entitlement to a 10-week maternity leave period between female employees in public institutions and female civil servants.
NCLW requested equal rights to female employees in maternity leave period with full salary rights that female civil servants receive:
NCLW called upon the President of the Council of Ministers on 2/8/2011, to amend the above mentioned article. (Reference registered at the cabinet on 3/8/2011 under n◦ 1571/2).
The Council of ministers approved in a session held on 10/10/2012, the request of the NCLW.
The letter of approval by the Council of Ministers of the amendment of the article was transferred to the Parliament on 25/4/2012.
On 1 February 2013, decree n◦ 9825 was promulgated and article 15 was amended as follows: “Upon delivery of her child, the employee is granted a fully paid salary for a period similar to that granted to a female civil servant (….)”.
The amendment was published in the official gazette volume 6, dated 7/2/2013.
The objective is to establish equality between husband and wife who are both civil servants in terms of the entitlement to family compensation and assistance benefits provided that priority is given to the civil servant who is higher in rank.
The husband who is a civil servant used to benefit from family allowances for his wife and children (with priority over his wife who is a civil servant) and based on some conditions while the wife used to benefit from such family allowances for her husband and children but based on more severe conditions and does not have this equal right with her husband who is a civil servant.
NCLW requested the establishment of equality between husband and wife who are both civil servants in terms of the entitlement to family compensation and assistance benefits:
Upon the request of NCLW the Council of ministers approved in a session held on 12/12/2012, the amendment of some provisions of Decree Law N◦ 3950. Entitlement to these family allowances shall be decided based on the higher rank of the civil servant, whether they are the husband or the wife. (Official Gazette volume 14, 4/4/2013, decree n◦ 10110).
The objective is to extend maternity leave to a period of 10 weeks for female employees in public institutions, just like female civil servants.
The female employee in public institutions was granted a fully paid maternity leave for 60 days.
A draft law was prepared by NCLW and submitted to the parliament by MPs Gilberte Zouein and Michel Moussa on 26/7/2011. (the draft law was registered in Parliament under n◦: 480/2011)
On 15/4/2014, article 38 of decree law n◦112 was amended increasing maternity leave for female employees to 10 weeks with full salary (official gazette volume 17 dated 22/4/2014 law n◦266.