Special report: Conditions and procedure for the additional maternity protection leave and benefit

Special report: Conditions and procedure for the additional maternity protection leave and benefit

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From March 2008 till today, the GO has received more than 130 complaints from working mothers, with regard to the conditions and procedure of granting the additional maternity protection leave and benefit (hereinafter referred to as “amplb”) from the Manpower Employment Agency (OAED).
The provisions of article 142, L. 3655/2008 establish a six-month additional maternity protection leave and the related benefit, after the end of maternity leave and the 3,5-month parental leave provided by article 9 of the National Collective Labour Agreement of the years 2004-2005.
During the 6-month period of amplb, the employee receives a monthly benefit equivalent to the minimum monthly wages of OAED.
As far as the beneficiaries are concerned, this amplb is granted only to mothers working in businesses of the private sector and insured at IKA Social Insurance Institute. The Ministerial Decree no 33891/606/08/9-5-08) by the Minister of Employment and Social protection defined the framework of implementation of the aforementioned provisions of the law.

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