SCMP staff who have been on a continuous contract for not less than 40 weeks will be entitled to 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave with immediate effect. Photo: Roy Issa

SCMP grants employees 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave and doubles entitlement for new fathers

  • Company becomes first local media outlet in Hong Kong to adopt new government initiative, announced in Carrie Lam’s second policy address
  • New fathers to get leave entitlement increased to 10 days
Topic |   Health and wellness

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SCMP staff who have been on a continuous contract for not less than 40 weeks will be entitled to 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave with immediate effect. Photo: Roy Issa
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.