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maternity leave in uk

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nick4elena Thu 13-Feb-14 21:11:53

Dear all
there's a petition going on government website regarding better maternity pay in uk.
have a look and if you agree sign and share

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/60054

LegoCaltrops Thu 13-Feb-14 21:13:07

Could you make it a clickable link please? Thanks.

nick4elena Thu 13-Feb-14 21:13:16

Better maternity pay

have a look at this petition and if you agree sign and share

epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/60054

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Thu 13-Feb-14 21:15:10

Is the average really 43 weeks at 90% pay?

Personally I'd prefer a petition for paternity pay at 90% for 2-6 weeks...

nick4elena Thu 13-Feb-14 21:31:40

Yes . Some European countries have 90% for the first year.

LegoCaltrops Thu 13-Feb-14 21:32:00

Belarus are in the EU. they get 126 days paid (140 if there are medical complications) & 3 years unpaid. That's only around 4 months paid leave.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Thu 13-Feb-14 21:37:52

Nick, is there an article describing the research as id love to read it.

LegoCaltrops Thu 13-Feb-14 22:03:09

Nick, is there an article describing the research as id love to read it.

Seconded.

nick4elena Fri 14-Feb-14 08:34:48

www.tuc.org.uk/equality-issues/gender-equality/parents-and-carers/uk-%E2%80%9Cscrooge-europe%E2%80%9D-when-it-comes-decent-parental

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 14-Feb-14 09:58:07

Thanks nick, that is a really interesting article. I see that the Tuc are calling for more paternity pay for men and that the survey is about countries paying at 65% or more of full pay.

I didn't know quite how far down the league table we were though!

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 14-Feb-14 10:09:04

Hi all,

Just letting you know that we'll shortly be moving this thread to our Petitions and Online campaigns topic.

Thanks to all who have contributed so far.

nick4elena Fri 14-Feb-14 12:04:22

Thank you

nick4elena Fri 14-Feb-14 12:10:31

epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/60054

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