Six months' paternity leave in Singapore? Not all are convinced

Companies such as Spotify view generous parental leave and family-friendly practices as one of the keys to their success.
Companies such as Spotify view generous parental leave and family-friendly practices as one of the keys to their success. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Unlike the vast majority of fathers in Singapore, Briton Jim Butcher, 44, had six months' parental leave on full pay when his youngest child Lucy was born.

Like all employees of Spotify around the world, the director of communications for Asia-Pacific is entitled to take this parental leave - as a whole or split into smaller periods of time - up to his child's third birthday.

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