Support the bill to provide bereavement leave for miscarriages

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Support the bill to provide bereavement leave for miscarriages

This petition had 6,807 supporters

Kathryn van Beek started this petition to NZ Parliament

Currently the bereavement provisions of the Holidays Act 2003 are ambiguous in their application to miscarriage. 

MP Ginny Andersen's 'Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill' would remove this ambiguity by making it clear that the unplanned death of a foetus constitutes grounds for bereavement leave for the mother and her partner or spouse.

The Bill has now been drawn from the ballot, and soon it will be discussed by members of parliament. Please sign this petition to show your support for the Bill. Sharing your comments would really help too - your own personal experiences with employers (both positive and negative), or why you support this Bill for yourself or your friends, whanau and co-workers. 

You can find more information on the NZ Parliament website: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/proposed-members-bills/document/52HOH_MEMBILL084_1/holidays-bereavement-leave-for-miscarriage-amendment#RelatedAnchor 

 

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This petition had 6,807 supporters