Hong Kong mothers will begin getting four more paid weeks with their newborns from December 11 it was announced on Friday. Photo: Shutterstock Hong Kong mothers will begin getting four more paid weeks with their newborns from December 11 it was announced on Friday. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong mothers will begin getting four more paid weeks with their newborns from December 11 it was announced on Friday. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong maternity leave to extend by four weeks from December 11, but unions say more must be done for working mothers

  • The jump from 10 to 14 weeks, which the city will effectively cover for women making HK$100,000 or less, was first promised in a 2018 Carrie Lam policy address
  • Union leaders say it’s good that Hong Kong ‘finally catching up’ with International Labour Organisation recommendations on the subject

Topic |   Hong Kong economy
Hong Kong mothers will begin getting four more paid weeks with their newborns from December 11 it was announced on Friday. Photo: Shutterstock Hong Kong mothers will begin getting four more paid weeks with their newborns from December 11 it was announced on Friday. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong mothers will begin getting four more paid weeks with their newborns from December 11 it was announced on Friday. Photo: Shutterstock
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