Mères qui Travaillent - Myanmar

Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave? Yes
What is the duration of maternity leave? 14.0 weeks
Does the law require that workers be protected from dismissals during the term of pregnancy and maternity leave? -
Does the law provide for the right to return to same position after availing maternity leave? -
Does the law require that pregnant and nursing workers must not be engaged in harmful work? -
Does the law require that pregnant workers be provided free ante and post natal medical care? -
Does the law provide for breastfeeding breaks for nursing mothers? No
Does the law require parental leave for parents? No
Does the law require that parents with minor children or workers with other family responsibilities be provided with flexible time or part time work options? No

To comply with international standards, maternity leave duration should be at least 14 weeks and during maternity leave workers should be paid at least 67% of their wage.


More about maternity leave:

Female workers are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave. Whether or not covered by the Social Security Law, a pregnant worker is provided maternity leave of six weeks before delivery and eight weeks after delivery. Maternity leave can be extended for another four weeks in case of a twin delivery. In the event of miscarriage, the right to maternity leave is only six weeks. Workers are also entitled to paid seven days leave (in total) for prenatal examination.

Source: §25(c & d) of the Social Security Law 2012

Insured female workers are entitled to enjoy cash benefit relating to maternity leave after at least one year of employment at the relevant establishment and must have paid contribution for a minimum of six months within the said one year.

The benefit is 70% of the average wage during the prenatal and postnatal period (14 weeks). The maternity benefit is also 70% of the average wage in the event of miscarriage. The maternity benefit also includes maternity expenses depending on the children born. The maternity expense benefit is 50% of the average monthly wage in the event of single delivery, 75% of the average monthly wage in the event of twin delivery, and 100% of the average monthly wage in the event of triple delivery and above. 

The above referred maternity and maternity expense benefits are granted only on presentation of a medical certificate by the worker.

Source: §26 & 27 of the Social Security Law 2012

More about parental leave:

No provisions could be located in the law allowing parental leave for parents.