The Nationalist Party has promised to grant the rights to every employee for temporal and spatial flexibility at work should it be elected to government. In a proposal aimed to achieve better family-work life balance, the proposal would see that in agreement with employers, employees will be able to choose the starting and finishing time of work as well as a number of days working from home. Employers would also be obliged to observe such measures and be able to offer explanations in writing should it be refused.
As long as productivity levels are met, the measures should apply, with PN MP Claudette Buttigieg stating that the party wants to keep people and the whole family at the centre of their politics. On her part, Marie Claire Zammit from Moviment Nisa PN stated that the party is promising under equality and facilitating a healthier family-work balance through such proposals. She added that a PN government promises a tax rebate to all employers who wish invest to improve furniture ergonomics and other services like Wifi at the home of the employees during remote work.
Yet another proposal by the PN involves the right for 10 paid keeping in touch days for anyone taking maternal/paternal/adoptive leave. PN employment spokesperson Jason Azzopardi stated that this would enable employees to keep in touch with ongoing training programmes and that protection for pregnant women would start the moment that a pregnancy is disclosed to the employer.
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