No paternity leave for unmarried fathers

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No paternity leave for unmarried fathers
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The Labour Ministry on Wednesday insisted it was not feasible to amend the law on paid paternity to include fathers who were not married to or in a civil union with their child’s mother.

The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Andreas Assiotis participated in the House Labour Committee on Wednesday as MPs considered a proposal by AKEL that all fathers be included.

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There have since two-weeks paid paternity leave was introduced on August 1 already been over 600 applications for the new subsidy and, according to Assiotis, opening the way to all fathers would create too much of a financial burden for the state.

The majority of MPs noted, however, than many couples in Cyprus today chose to wed after already starting a family with AKEL MP Skevi Koukouma suggesting fathers were...


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No paternity leave for unmarried fathers


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