View Poll Results: How many weeks paid maternity leave did or will you recive?

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  • 1-2 weeks

    2 0.84%
  • 3-4 weeks

    6 2.51%
  • 5-6 weeks

    14 5.86%
  • 7-8 weeks

    9 3.77%
  • 9-10 weeks

    9 3.77%
  • 11-12 weeks

    45 18.83%
  • 13-14weeks

    31 12.97%
  • 15-16 weeks

    1 0.42%
  • 17 weeks or more

    27 11.30%
  • None

    95 39.75%
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    Question Paid Maternity Leave

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    I have recently been informed by my employer (private company) that I am entitled to 8 week paid maternity leave and then 52 weeks unpaid. How many mother receive some amount of paid maternity leave and if so for how long?

    I believe the Brisbane City Council and some other goverment departments give 14 weeks or more.

    Tanya
    Last edited by dreamer80; 09-04-2007 at 15:25. Reason: Spelling error :(

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    I clicked 17 weeks or more, but only because I could take my paid mat leave at either 14wks full pay or 28 weeks half pay, and I took the 28 weeks at half pay option....

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    I work for the Commonwealth government and I get 12 weeks full pay, or 24 weeks at half pay. I'm taking 24 weeks at half pay, then my remaining annual leave at half pay, then onto unpaid leave.

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    My work offers 12 weeks half pay or 6 weeks full pay after 18 months service. EDIT _ OH and 52 weeks unpaid on top of that.

    Unfortuntately I missed out on the paid leave as I'd only been there 13 months when I left to go on mat leave! doh! Should have kept my legs crossed for 6 months LOL. We didn't think we would conceive so quickly when we started trying for number 3.
    Last edited by jojojonsey; 09-04-2007 at 16:22.

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    I get 12weeks paid, then 40 unpaid. DH works for the sam company & he gets a week paid paternity leave too.
    I applied for extra leave too - so after my initial 52weeks is up, i will take all my annual leave then another 8months or so 'special unpaid leave' so i will go back to work after 22months!

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    I voted 11-12 weeks, however I received 24 weeks half-pay.. so 12 pays, spread out over 24 weeks.

    I work for QLD Education

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    I get 12 weeks paid and 12 months unpaid leave, I can apply to have another 12 months if I want.

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    12 weeks paid, 2 years off altogether (21 months unpaid), and can start leave all over again if become pregnant again during the original term of maternity leave. QLD Gov
    Last edited by tru; 09-04-2007 at 17:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tru View Post
    12 weeks paid, 2 years off altogether (92 months unpaid), and can start leave all over again if become pregnant again during the original term of maternity leave. QLD Gov
    Thats sounds like great condtions , do you know if that is standard for all departments of the Queensland Goverment?

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    I worked for a major international insurance company (11.5 years in total) and didn't receive a penny


 

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