Song Zhiping, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, said in an interview that it is recommended to introduce a maternity welfare policy to help solve the problem of female employment difficulties.
Member Song Zhiping said that because companies are unwilling to bear the labor losses caused by women’s maternity leave and breastfeeding period, it is especially difficult for women to find a job after giving birth to a second child. “The state can consider introducing more second-child welfare policies and policies to solve the difficulty of women’s employment. Otherwise, it will blindly put pressure on enterprises. As a result, it may indirectly increase the factors that are unfavorable to women’s employment and reduce women’s employment opportunities.”
Committee member Song Zhiping suggested that the maternity leave should be extended to 3 to 6 years so that the children can get good care and education before going to kindergarten or elementary school; the admission fee for the second child should be reduced, and a certain subsidy should be given at the same time to reduce the support of the two-child family. Economic pressure caused by education expenditures; encourage companies to hire female workers, agree to leave women on maternity leave with no pay and continue to pay five social insurances and one housing fund, but the burden on the company must be reduced. The government can subsidize the company by returning the company’s total social security percentage.
Committee member Song Zhiping also suggested that kindergartens and elementary schools should be extended to 6 p.m. so that dual-employed parents can pick up and drop off after get off work, so as to prevent female employees from leaving their jobs due to the inability to pick up and drop off their children. At the same time, it can also reduce the cost of after-school care classes.
Source: China Women’s Daily