Written Answer by Minister for Manpower Dr Tan See Leng to PQ on Number and Percentage of Private Companies that have Parent-Care Leave from 2021
NOTICE PAPER NO. 1786 OF 2023 FOR THE SITTING ON 6 MARCH 2023
QUESTION NO. 2814 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
MP: Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang
To ask the Minister for Manpower from 2021, what is the number and percentage of private companies that offer parent-care leave.
Based on the latest available survey data in 2020, 1,785 (13.2%) of private companies provided paid parental care leave1 to their employees2, 3. The Ministry of Manpower does not track the number or percentage of private companies that offer unpaid parental care leave.
1 Refers to leave granted to employees for taking care of their parents (including step-parents and parents-inlaw)
or to accompany them for medical appointment when they are sick or when the main caregiver is not
2 Private companies each with at least 25 employees were surveyed.
3 Data pertain to permanent employees and employees on term contract of at least one year.