Mathrubhumi group’s television division announces a monthly extra leave privilege to its women staff during their first day of period.
This bold step is taken in consideration of the long hectic working hours the women reporters have to put in while on field. Currently, the provision has been implemented in Mathrubhumi News and will be soon extended to its other divisions which include Mathrubhumi online and print vertical.
There are at around 75 women staff in television division of Mathrubhumi group who can avail this benefit. Mathrubhumi Group has become the first media organisation to implement this policy in the state of Kerala.
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, never to be discussed with men, our organisation felt the need to provide women who work with us a supportive working environment and considerate policies”.