Labour Laws Amendment Bill: Paternity Leave, Adoption Leave and Surrogacy Leave

Please note that Labour Laws Amendment Bill [PBM 5-2015] was passed in Parliament’s National Assembly yesterday.

The Bill is intended to allow for the introduction of Paternity leave, Adoption leave and Surrogacy Leave.

The Bill now moves to National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for finalisation and, should it be passed in the NCOP, it will be sent to the President for signature into law. The IMATU National Office is monitoring the process and members will be informed of all further developments.