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Novartis, is for fathers to be the most attractive

Novartis shows a heart for young families and fathers after the birth of a child in the future, much longer time for your loved one. The pharmaceutical company introduces in the world a minimum of 14 weeks of paid Parental leave. In Switzerland, fathers are allowed to stay after the birth, even 18 weeks at home on full pay. The company is in the Switzerland-wide comparison of the large companies to the top.

The generosity of the employer in the case of the Papizeit varies in Switzerland is enormous. The planned 90 days in the case of Novartis, after the birth of a child 60 days in the case of Google, which led so far the rank list. In third place another American group follows with Johnson&Johnson. The large retailers Coop and Migros, to offer at least 15 days paternity . The pharmaceutical company Roche is only six days of paid Papizeit. The neuchâtel cantonal Parliament has increased in mid-January of paternity leave from 5 to 20 days.

penny-pinching legislature

The significantly more than the legislation provides, for the birth from the point of view of the father has the same weight as a move: Just one day, the fathers have after the birth, the entitlement to additional time with the newborn and the family.

This is too little, the proponents of the Initiative for a 20-day paternity leave. For the announcement from Novartis is a good news, as travail Suisse President Adrian Wüthrich says. The pharmaceutical company had recognized the signs of the time and corresponds to the desire of many workers, says the Bernese SP-Nationalrat. "The desire for a paternity leave only fathers in Novartis is not. This is also the reason why there needs to be a statutory provision for a reasonable paternity leave," says Wüthrich, President of the Association's desire for the people. However, the Initiative is not without controversy: The employer and the trade Association reject you.

at the end of February it became known that Novartis wants to molt to the most attractive employer for new fathers. The speech was originally 14 weeks, there are now even more four weeks time together with the family, without the obligations, office, Overtime, and drängelnde heads.

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This was not always so, however: Novartis allowed fathers to date just six days ' paternity leave. The change of heart, Novartis country President Matthias Leuenberger explains the battle for the best minds: "We want to be attractive as an employer. For the younger generations pay and career are no longer at the top of mandatory, for the right Work-Life Balance is crucial." Novartis is not only national in the competition for talent, says Leuenberger. The group treated to fathers the same as women, have so far already 18 weeks leave entitlement after the birth of a child, including pregnancy leave. Countries President Leuenberger speaks of a pioneering role in the equality of the sexes. 18 weeks of holidays for fathers were only consistently in order to make the Transition for both parents as family-friendly.

holidays also in case of Adoption

The equality aims not only to gender, but should apply to all parturients and non-parturients parents, including Adoption, even in the case of same-sex couples – and any surrogacy, if this is allowed in the country concerned. Worldwide, the Standards are to be implemented until January 2021. Switzerland is one of the first countries in which Novartis introducing the scheme. This is from July, retroactive to employees after 30 but. January are allowed to take become a father, also the Papizeit.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.03.2019, 22:13 PM

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