PHILIPSBURG:— On Friday, March 22nd, 2019, the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) met with the Member of Parliament Ms. Tamara Leonard to discuss her proposed amendments to the rules on maternity and paternity leave. This proposal was first submitted to the Minister of Health Care, Social Development and Labor in 2017. Unfortunately, to date, there has been no meeting called to discuss this proposal in Parliament.
The adoption of this proposal would increase maternity leave to 18 weeks and introduce a paternity leave of two weeks. Currently, civil servants are entitled to a maternity leave of 12 weeks while