Egypt limits working mums to 3 maternity leaves

Gagnoncharlotte
Jan 20, 2022

Egyptian women will be entitled to a maximum of three maternity leaves after the Senate on Sunday passed an amendment to the country’s labour law, local news outlets have reported.

The previous law article gave women only 90 days of paid maternity leave and an hour for breastfeeding when mums returned to work, provided they had worked at that workplace for at least 10 months prior to childbirth.

The new article on maternity leave is believed to conform with the state’s policy of birth control.

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