The Ministry for Labour and Social Politics is suggesting an extension of the maternity leave to twelve months instead of nine.
The idea is to introduce the opportunity of additional three unpaid months of leave. During these three months, the women will not be compensated, but the employers are obligated to keep their jobs until they return. These additional months could be used until the child is three years old. This suggestion, which was revealed today by the minister Dime Spasov in the municipality Konche, is left to be discussed by the Economic and Social Council, the unions and the government.