Kochi: Mathrubhumi News, the television division of Mathrubhumi Group today announced one day paid extra leave for women employees on the first day of periods. The first day of the period is not so comfortable for most women with physical and mental discomfort. This bold step is taken keeping in mind the long and hectic working hours for women especially in a news television channel.
Announcing the policy Mr M V Shreyams Kumar, Jt. Managing Director said “In a country where menstruation is very much considered a women’s issue and a taboo, never to be discussed with men, our organisation felt the need to provide women who work with us a supportive working environment and considerate polices.”
#1stdayofperiods leave is gaining momentum among various Indian companies with digital Media company Culture Machine announcing First day of Periods leave for its women employees recently.