Petition With 17,500 Signatures Calls For Maternity Leave Extension
A petition calling for Maternity leave and Maternity benefit has been created.
Agnes is the creator of the petition which currently has over 17,500 signatures. We spoke to Joanne who had her baby in February and as her family are more than 20km away she won't be able to see them till July 20th.
Her maternity leave ends on the 26th of July. She will have to spend this time without the help of her closest family members.
Many young mothers called in voicing their concern over this.