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Vodafone supports working mums with new maternity policy

Under the new policy, primary caregivers will get full pay for a 30-hour week within the first six months of returning to work

That means new parents get to spend an extra day at home each week with their little ones - plus, expectant mums will be offered 16 weeks of paid leave.
The new maternity policy comes into effect on April 1, the same day the government will introduce changes to the Paid Parental Leave scheme, extending it from 14 weeks to 16 weeks.
"Family is important to us and we’re always looking for ways to make things easier for our mums and caregivers," Vodafone CEO Russell Stanners said in a statement.
"Through our new policy, we estimate a working parent could save around $1800** in childcare in their first six months back and be able to spend an additional 240 hours with their child."
Daily rate calculated on an estimated Auckland cost of $75 in childcare.

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