Sunday, June 4, 2023

New conciliation and care pay, as the workers ask

Hey The Council of Ministers approves the family law this Tuesday, the bill was approved in the first reading last December. The text was created by the Ministry of Social Rights together with the Departments of Finance, Justice and others.

Among the main purposes of this house is the law an extension of the parents’ income of 100 index coins per month for each child under three years of age to the mother who is in unemployment or low contributionsin addition to recognition of single-parent families with children.

The Minister of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, Ione Belarra, shows that today it is very difficult to reconcile the work and personal lives of fathers and mothers, which often depend on schools, extra activities and the support of grandparents. In addition, it emphasizes the need for support in favor of parents and the legal recognition that “there are different types of families” so that all are equal in rights and protected in the same way by legislation.

New permits for reconciliation and care

The National Institute of Statistics states in the most recent Fertility Survey that; Almost 50% of women over 35 living in Spain do not have children, due to lack of financial resources or difficulties in reconciliation. work

In 2018 they already published some information that they thought 79.2% of women between 25 and 29 years old did not have children as a result of the reconciliation measures and working hours are what mothers value most among their children.

For this reason, the Ministry of Social Rights promotes new conciliation measures based on three permits:

  • One five days a year must be paid for the care of a relative up to the second degree or cohabiting with or without a relation.
  • Eight-week parental leave, which can be enjoyed continuously or intermittently and part-time or seasonally, until the minor is eight years old.
  • Leave of absence due to family force majeure, which will be paid for 4 days per year.
  • As for parental leave, it will be phased in, it will be six weeks in 2023 and eight weeks in 2023. Belarra stated that it would be useful for families in non-school periods or in the adaptation of children from 0 to 3 years. .

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