- Australian trade unions have launched a campaign for paid menstrual and menopause leave.
- The proposed campaign has received mixed reactions from the public.
- Union representatives say the backlash shows a “lack of empathy” and that current policies do not meet women’s needs.
“It’s a difficult conversation and men often don’t like to get involved in it. We need to step away from it and open up a dialogue.
“We must always strive to make things better. If we have the opportunity to engage in dialogue that could result in making things a little easier for the generations that follow us, we will not do it.” It would be silly to..”
Why are unions promoting menstrual and menopause leave?
Some organizations say their vacation policies need to be tougher.
Do you have any concerns about the proposal?
“I think people need proper medical leave. There are people who suffer from a variety of conditions that require time off…I believe in equitable medical leave. I’m not convinced I have to.”
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/why-there-are-fears-a-campaign-for-menstrual-leave-could-be-derailed/rupw7cnrq Why menstrual leave campaigns may be derailed