Geneva scheme offers hope for working mothers
Swiss news from swissinfo, the Swiss news platform
Friday 17.09.2004, CET 20:43
"When voters go to the polls on September 26, they will be deciding whether to introduce statutory paid maternity leave for working mothers across the country. Geneva is the only Swiss canton to offer such benefits and local officials say the system’s success proves that it could work nationwide.“On a cantonal level, the experience for workers and employers has been very positive,” said Pierre-Antoine Gobet, of Geneva’s Health and Social Services Department.
“Financially, politically and socially, it has proven very satisfactory,” he told swissinfo. “And ultimately, it is beneficial for both the mothers and children.”...