Paid parental leave

The PSA is supporting a campaign to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. New Zealand has fallen behind Australia and other OECD countries in support for new families.

The PSA is supporting a campaign to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks.  New Zealand has fallen behind Australia and other OECD countries in support for new families.  26 for Babies, has been signed up to by a large and growing group of community organisations including Plunket, Every Child Counts, Parents’ Centres and unions.

You can support the push for more paid time for babies by letting Parliament know that you support this.  Make a 5 minute submission by clicking on the button on the 26 for Babies website.  You can print of a submission form to post in (freepost) here.

You can also show your support and find out more from the campaign’s facebook page or its website.  If you’d like to encourage others to show support, you can put up this information poster in your workplace or take it along to a community group you belong to.

We also have this child-friendly template that you can use with your kids to draw pictures and send to the committee.

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