Government approves week’s paternity leave

The Czech government has approved a week’s leave for men who have become fresh fathers, the prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, announced on Wednesday. If men subsequently go on paternity leave they will receive 70 percent of their base salary, which is the same percentage currently received by women on maternity leave. The cabinet vote had been delayed after Finance Minister Andrej Babiš came out against the plan. It will now go before the Chamber of Deputies.

Author: Ian Willoughby