A quarter of new dads are missing out on paternity leave and pay, says TUC

More than 157,000 new fathers did not qualify for paternity leave or pay last year TUC calls on new government to give new dads better paternity leave and pay entitlements One in four men who became fathers in 2016 didn’t qualify for paternity leave or pay, according to new TUC analysis published on Fathers’ Day … Read more

Government must give new dads a right to more paid parental leave, says TUC

Commenting on the year anniversary of the introduction of shared parental leave today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Shared parental leave has been a small step towards getting dads more involved with childcare. But take-up has been very low and without better rights to leave and pay, many fathers will continue to miss … Read more

Let mums work flexibly around staggered primary school starts, says TUC

Around 400,000 working mothers have children starting primary school across England and Wales this September, which poses new challenges for their work-life balance. The TUC is calling on employers to be supportive of working parents (both mums and dads) and allow them to work flexibly to help manage their childcare over this period. Most primary … Read more

Benefits changes threaten young dads’ bond with children – charities

The Government risks severing the bond between vulnerable young dads and their children, Barnardo’s and other charities warn this Father’s Day, with benefits changes that leave many struggling to spend a night alone together. Young peoples’ and fathers’ charities, including Barnardo’s, Working With Men and Young Dads Council, are warning that dads who don’t live … Read more