Women to work part-time to take care of their children
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULMar 27, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Mar 27, 2015 12:00 am
Female civil servants will be able to work part-time for six months after giving birth, according to an upcoming law. The draft law, which is known as the "family package," has been approved by Parliament's Health, Family, Labor and Social Affairs Commission, with some changes. It was proposed that female civil servants be paid full time, but will be able to work part-time after giving birth. However, in the first draft of the law, the part-time working period was initially two months for the first child, and four months and six months for the second and third child respectively. The commission changed this regulation to be six months for every child, and female civil servants will continue to be paid as full-time workers. For civil servants with a disabled child, the period will be one year. This law will come into force on Jan. 1, 2016. In addition, both female and male civil servants can request to work part-time until the child starts compulsory education at the age of six, though financial rights and social welfare will be cut in half, except for the working hour payments. Civil servants who adopt a child will also have the same rights. Female employees who work in the private sector will also have the same rights as civil servants. A part-time working request will not be used as an excuse to cancel the worker's contract.