The United National Transport Union (UNTU) can confirm to all its male fathers-to-be that they are entitled to 10 days of paternity leave after the birth of their children.
UNTU has received several enquiries about the new Labour Amendment Act as the various employers has not yet communicated the new legislation to employee relations managers on ground level.
Steve Harris, General Secretary of UNTU, explains that the amended Act allows fathers 10 consecutive days’ parternal leave when their child is born or when an adoption order is granted.
The paternity leave will be granted separate from and does not influence the employee’s family responsibility leave.
Issued on behalf of UNTU by Sonja Carstens, Media and Liaison Officer. For UNTU Press Statements phone 082 463 6806 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.