01 Dec '11, 11pm

Good news for parents: Civil servants to get two days of parent-care leave annually from January

SINGAPORE - Working adults clamoured for it and wrote numerous letters to the media. Yesterday, after years of campaigning from Members of Parliament, the Public Service Division (PSD) announced that it would take the lead, granting some 76,000 civil servants two days of parent-care leave annually. From next month, civil servants can use this leave to care for their parents, including their parents-in-law, and they will not need to provide medical certification. Explaining the rationale to introduce parent-care leave for the Civil Service, PSD's senior director of rewards and recognition Han Neng Hsiu said: "With a rapidly ageing population and smaller family units, officers with elderly parents will need time to take care of them. The new parent-care leave reflects our position as a family-friendly employer." Back in March, MPs such as Mr Baey Yam Keng and Ms Irene Ng, as...

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