Sunday, 8 March 2015

Vodafone Offer Maternity Cover For All

Vodafone has became one of the first companies in the world to offer all female staff at least four months’ maternity leave, whatever the local legal requirements.The telecoms giant said yesterday that by the end of this year, the 31,900 women it employs across 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the US will be offered at least 16 weeks fully paid maternity leave, as well as receiving full pay for a 30-hour week for the first  six months after their return to work. The move will particularly affect some 1,000 female employees at Vodafone who live in countries that pay little or no statutory maternity care.