Call to make eldercare leave compulsory
Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob has urged the Government to legislate for family or elder care leave.
This, she said, will send a strong signal to employers of the growing need to support workers who have to take care of sick and frail family members.
Giving the keynote address on work-life balance at the 7th Singapore Children's Society Lecture on Saturday morning at the Singapore Management University, Madam Halimah shared her views with an audience of about 200 members of the public.
A mother of five, she said balancing work and family life has become one of the most daunting challenges that many in Singapore face today.