Public Service eyeing child care options

LazyLion

King of de Jungle
Joined
Mar 17, 2005
Messages
102,043
The public service is examining the option of providing child care facilities for its employees, Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Monday.

"We have decided that the state is responsible for your child," said Sisulu to a woman who complained that she had been asked about her child care arrangements during a job interview.

The woman had lamented that men were usually not asked this question.

"We are going to, in time, ensure that the state provides the necessary child care facilities," she said.

Sisulu was speaking at a briefing with academics on the imminent launch of the "School of Government", which aims to provide training for new public servants, and retrain existing ones to increase professionalism.

"We are looking at the possibility of giving a grant to women with children, to pay their child-minders while their mother is at work," she said.

Sisulu said the responsibility of raising children was as important to the country as to mothers, who inevitably took on the bulk of these duties.

"There is a gap between 2pm and 4pm, when school finishes and mothers get home, and who looks after the children during that gap?" she asked.

The decision was also out of concern for the safety of children who were left alone while their mothers were working.

Mothers were disadvantaged, because to work and be economically active, they lost a part of their salary to child care.

Child care facilities were being provided at some Sector Education and Training Authorities.

If this was a success -- for the department and for the mothers -- it might be introduced elsewhere in the public service, Sisulu said.


Source : Sapa /jje/hdw/dd/jk
Date : 20 May 2013 15:15
 

sox63

Executive Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2007
Messages
8,575
This was a huge success at a listed company I used to work for. The productivity gains in not having women dissapear at around 2 or 3 to fetch kids and sometimes not comeback far outweighs the cost of setting up child care facilities at the offices
 

Species8472

Senior Member
Joined
May 4, 2008
Messages
619
"We are looking at the possibility of giving a grant to women with children, to pay their child-minders while their mother is at work," she said.
Worst idea ever. That money will almost never actually be used to pay for a child minder.

What is she smoking to think that will work? :wtf:
 

Seriously

Honorary Master
Joined
Nov 29, 2012
Messages
16,589
More money to be milked from the cashcows (taxpayer) in future. FFS these mostly useless idiots already earn more than their total life worth for doing absolutely the minimum if anything at all. :mad:
 
Top