The Straits Times
Published on Feb 20, 2013

PAP Women's Wing call for flexi-work laws


The People's Action Party's Women's Wing is proposing laws allowing for flexible work arrangements, as part of several pro-family suggestions submitted to the Manpower Ministry.

In a position paper released on Wednesday, the Women's Wing called for employment legislation where workers with children below the age of 12 can request for a change in the number of hours, and when and where they work.

Workers should also be allowed to take no-pay leave for up to one year to take care of their children, and guaranteed to positions in the company when they return.

The hope is that these laws could be introduced within the next two to three years, and the Government could first start by setting clear guidelines on flexi-work for employers.